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African dominoes

plural noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. dice, especially as used in the game of craps.
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Origin of African dominoes

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25

Usage note

This term refers to the supposed popularity of craps and other dice games among black people.
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