Definition of Mahjong

1. Noun. Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles.

Exact synonyms: Mah-jongg
Generic synonyms: Board Game



Definition of Mahjong

1. Noun. A game (originally Chinese) for four players, using a collection of tiles divided into five or six suits. ¹

2. Noun. A solitaire game using the same tiles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mahjong

1. a game of Chinese origin [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mahjong

maharanees
maharani
maharanis
maharif
maharishi
maharishis
mahasattva
mahasattvas
mahatma
mahatmas
mahewu
mahi-mahi
mahi-mahis
mahimahi
mahimahis
mahjong (current term)
mahjongg
mahjonggs
mahjongs
mahlab
mahlstick
mahlsticks
mahmal
mahmals
mahmudi
mahmudis
mahnertite
mahoe
mahoes
mahoganies

Literary usage of Mahjong

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cutting Off the Serpent's Head: Tightening Control in Tibet, 1994-1995 by Tibet Information Network, Robert Barnett, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1996)
"[2] The masses complained that some young monks broke their religious vows and came to the town to play basketball and mahjong. What's more, they even stole ..."

2. Confucian Feminist: Memoirs of Zeng Baosun (1893-1978) by Baosun Zeng, Thomas L. Kennedy (2002)
"... twelfth lunar month until the fifteenth day of the New Year when she permitted some games played with dice. The adults could also play a little mahjong. ..."

3. Thiaoouba Prophecy by Michel Desmarquet (1997)
"They sat at a table, engrossed in a game, which might well have been mahjong. My attention was drawn to one of the pair - perhaps older than his companion ..."

4. Generations: The Story of Batu Gajah by Tak Ming Ho (2005)
"The downstairs hall was being leased as a mahjong club, and in spite of the rowdy crowd of gamblers and the half dozen families now staying in the house as ..."

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