or pak·a·pu



a Chinese lottery in which the tickets are sheets of paper bearing densely written characters.

Origin of pakapoo

1910–15; < dialectal Chinese, equivalent to Chinese báigē piào literally, white-pigeon ticket; compare Guangdong dial. baahk-gáap pigeon, piu ticket Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pakapoo


noun plural -poos Australian and NZ

a Chinese lottery with betting slips marked with Chinese characters
like a pakapoo ticket untidy, incomprehensible

Word Origin for pakapoo

C19: from Chinese
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