mah–jongg

play
noun \ˌmä-ˈzhäŋ, -ˈjäŋ, -ˈzhȯŋ, -ˈjȯŋ, ˈmä-ˌ\

Definition of mah–jongg

  1. :  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

Variants of mah–jongg

or

mahjong

Origin and Etymology of mah–jongg

from Mah-Jongg, a trademark


First Known Use: 1920


MAH–JONGG Defined for English Language Learners

mah–jongg

play
noun \ˌmä-ˈzhäŋ, -ˈjäŋ, -ˈzhȯŋ, -ˈjȯŋ, ˈmä-ˌ\

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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