mah-jongg

noun \ ˌmä-ˈzhäŋ , -ˈjäŋ , -ˈzhȯŋ , -ˈjȯŋ , ˈmä-ˌ \
variants: or mahjong

Definition of mah-jongg

: a game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with 144 tiles that are drawn and discarded until one player secures a winning hand

Origin and Etymology of mah-jongg

from Mah-Jongg, a trademark


MAH-JONGG Defined for English Language Learners

mah-jongg

noun

Definition of mah-jongg for English Language Learners

  • : a Chinese game that four people play using small pieces of wood with symbols on them


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