noun \ˈfan-ˌtan\

Definition of fan–tan

  1. 1 :  a Chinese gambling game in which the banker divides a pile of objects (as beans) into fours and players bet on what number will be left at the end of the count

  2. 2 :  a card game in which players must build in sequence upon sevens and attempt to be the first one out of cards

Origin and Etymology of fan–tan

Chinese (Guangdong) fāantāan

First Known Use: 1878

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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