backgammon

noun
back·​gam·​mon | \ ˈbak-ˌga-mən How to pronounce backgammon (audio) , ˌbak-ˈga- \

Definition of backgammon

: a board game played with dice and counters in which players try to be the first to gather their pieces into one corner and then systematically remove them from the board

Examples of backgammon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Computer backgammon games soon evolved into a relationship and eventually, two children. Patty Nieberg, Star Tribune, 25 Mar. 2021 That night, Hope surprises Doc with a game of backgammon and says she's been feeling untethered since losing Lilly. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 20 July 2022 Computer backgammon games soon evolved into a relationship and eventually, two children. Patty Nieberg, Star Tribune, 25 Mar. 2021 Designed to be used and transported, this Buffalo leather backgammon set from Metier is expertly finished using state-of-the-art heat-sealing and inlay techniques. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 15 June 2022 Sabah’s backgammon kit is made in Istanbul with quality leathers and comes in a range of six playful color options. Helena Madden, ELLE Decor, 26 May 2022 Old men are often the main patrons, watching the world pass by, catching up on the latest news or hunching over backgammon boards. Washington Post, 23 May 2022 Computer backgammon games soon evolved into a relationship and eventually, two children. Patty Nieberg, Star Tribune, 25 Mar. 2021 Computer backgammon games soon evolved into a relationship and eventually, two children. Patty Nieberg, Star Tribune, 25 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of backgammon

1647, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backgammon

perhaps from back entry 3 + Middle English gamen, game game

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The first known use of backgammon was in 1647

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13 Aug 2022

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“Backgammon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backgammon. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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