housey-housey

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Reduplicated diminutive house +‎ -y. See house ‎(the game of bingo)

NounEdit

housey-housey ‎(uncountable)

  1. Lotto or bingo, especially when played for money.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 122:
      The rest of the day they passed lying on their beds yarning, or reading stories by Victoria Cross, or playing cards or housey-housey.
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