pachinko

[ puh-ching-koh ]
/ pəˈtʃɪŋ koʊ /

noun

a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical machine in which slots struck by the player's ball release other balls that in turn are exchanged for noncash prizes.

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Origin of pachinko

1950–55; < Japanese, equivalent to pachin click! (imitative) + -ko diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for pachinko

pachinko
/ (pəˈtʃɪŋkəʊ) /

noun

a Japanese game similar to pinball

Word Origin for pachinko

C20: possibly from Japanese pachin, imitative of the sound of a ball being fired by a trigger
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