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pakapoo

or pak·a·pu

[ pak-uh-poo ]
/ ˌpæk əˈpu /
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noun
a Chinese lottery in which the tickets are sheets of paper bearing densely written characters.
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Origin of pakapoo

1910–15; <dialectal Chinese, equivalent to Chinese báigē piào literally, white-pigeon ticket; compare Guangdong dial. baahk-gáap pigeon, piu ticket
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British Dictionary definitions for pakapoo

pakapoo
/ (ˈpækəpuː) /

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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