A game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with tiles resembling dominoes and bearing various designs, which are drawn and discarded until one player wins with a hand of four combinations of three tiles each and a pair of matching tiles.
Origin of mahjongMandarin májiàng.
- A game (originally Chinese) for four players, using a collection of tiles divided into five or six suits.
- A solitaire game using the same tiles.
Variant of 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