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



(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