housey-housey

[hou-see-hou-see]

noun British Informal.


Nearby words

  1. housewifery,
  2. housewifey,
  3. housework,
  4. houseworker,
  5. housewrecker,
  6. housing,
  7. housing association,
  8. housing benefit,
  9. housing development,
  10. housing estate

Origin of housey-housey

see origin at house, -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for housey-housey

housey-housey

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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