mah-jongg[mä′jôŋ′, -jäŋ′, -z̸hôŋ′, -z̸häŋ′]
People playing mah-jongg.
a game of Chinese origin played with 136 or 144 pieces called tiles: the object is to accumulate winning sets of these tiles
Origin of mah-jongg; from dialect, dialectal form of Chinese ma-ch'iao, literally , house sparrow, a figure on one of the tiles
- Alternative spelling of mahjong.