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or pak·a·pu

  1. 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


noun plural -poos Australian and NZ
  1. a Chinese lottery with betting slips marked with Chinese characters
  2. like a pakapoo ticket untidy, incomprehensible
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Word Origin for pakapoo

C19: from Chinese
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