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Housie is a gambling game that began in Italy in the 1500s and which was brought to India by the british. Players mark off numbers on a ticket as they are randomly called out, in order to achieve a winning combination. It is commonly played in clubs such as the Bangalore club and the game is usually attended by senior citizens who sometimes take it very seriously. When a player has a winning combination he shouts out the word "HOUSIE" and then walks to the person calling out the numbers who checks if his marking has been correct.

Usage

Delcy: HOUSIE!!!
75 year old Delcy then runs towards the mike.
Peron with only one number left: Dont trip on your tongue dear!
Added 2012-01-21 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Sports & Games

Related Terms

Tambola, bingo, Snooker

Terms referencing this

chath, Bogey