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housey-housey

[ hou-see-hou-see ]
/ ˈhaʊ siˈhaʊ si /
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noun British Informal.
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Origin of housey-housey

see origin at house, -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for housey-housey

housey-housey
/ (ˈhaʊzɪˈhaʊzɪ) /

noun
another name for bingo, lotto

Word Origin for housey-housey

C20: so called from the cry of ``house!'' shouted by the winner of a game, probably from full house
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