plural -s
: a Chinese lottery typically played with sheets of paper carrying columns of characters of which one group is a winning set that entitles the player choosing it to the stakes offered

Word History


Chinese pai2 ko1 p'iao4 white pigeon ticket, from pai2 white + ko1 pigeon + p'iao4 ticket

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“Pak-a-pu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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