mah-jongg mah-jongg

Definition(s):

  • (n) Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles

Usage(s):

  1. Even in the Catskills, audiences played mah-jongg while he sang them love ballads, and they clacked their tiles on the table to show their bored approval.
  2. They play mah-jongg, go to the corner for take-out food, sit alone in a room.
  3. Four immigrant ladies, who meet for mah-jongg and call themselves the Joy Luck Club, have four American- born girls, now in their 30s.

News

  1. Photos: Mah-jongg tournament

    Participants played an all-day mah-jongg tournament on Tuesday at Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany. The tournaments involving the centuries-old game that originated in China are held monthly and use the national mah-jongg league rules.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  2. The name of the game: mah-jongg

    Participants collect their tiles, above, as they play a round of an all-day mah-jongg tournament on Tuesday at Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany. The tournaments involving the centuries-old game that originated in China are held monthly and use the national mah-jongg league rules.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. WOODY ALLEN joked in "Annie Hall" that after he was thrown out of New York University for cheating on a metaphysics final, his mother, a "high-strung woman, locked herself in the bathroom and took an overdose of mah-jongg tiles."
    on Mar 17, 2010 By: Woody Allen Source: New York Times

  2. A source close to Kanemaru said Akiyama, 58, was able to build strong connections with politicians "mainly because of his ties with Mr. Togawa and the female executive. In particular, the female executive often organized mah-jongg parties for...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Shin Kanemaru Source: The Daily Yomiuri

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