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

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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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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