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Definition of mahjong noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mahjong

 noun
(also mahjongg especially in North American English) noun
BrE BrE//mɑːˈdʒɒŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːˈʒɑːŋ//
 
, NAmE//mɑːˈʒɔːŋ//
 
[uncountable] (from Chinese) Board games
 
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a Chinese game played with small pieces of wood with symbols on them See related entries: Board games Word Originfrom Chinese dialect ma-tsiang, literally ‘sparrows’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mahjong