mah-jongg

noun
\ ˌmä-ˈzhäŋ How to pronounce mah-jongg (audio) , -ˈjäŋ How to pronounce mah-jongg (audio) , -ˈzhȯŋ, -ˈjȯŋ, ˈmä-ˌzhäŋ, -ˌjäŋ, -ˌzhȯŋ, -ˌjȯŋ \
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

First Known Use of mah-jongg

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mah-jongg

from Mah-Jongg, a trademark

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The first known use of mah-jongg was in 1920

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“Mah-jongg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mah-jongg. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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mah-jongg

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English Language Learners Definition of mah-jongg

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

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