a game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with 144 dominolike pieces or tiles marked in suits, counters, and dice, the object being to build a winning combination of pieces.
to win a game of mah-jongg.
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How to use mah-jongg in a sentence
Putting greens, pizza ovens, and mah-jongg tables, she offered.
He announces "mah-jongg" wins, the game is over, the scores are settled and the wall built up for the next game.
The rule is that "a player may at any time 'Pung' a discard which will complete his hand and allow him to mah-jongg."
On this account, none of the other opponents would hesitate about discarding the eight of bamboo which allowed him to mah-jongg.
For mah-jongg or completing a hand a bonus is given and this is generally 10 points unless specially agreed upon to be so.
For winning hand of absolutely no scoring value than mah-jongg, 10 points is given as a bonus.