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happy families Line breaks: happy fam|ilies

Definition of happy families in English:


[mass noun] British
A children’s card game played with special cards in sets of four, each depicting members of a ‘family’, the object being to acquire as many sets as possible.
Example sentences
  • I was beginning to regret letting him go first in a two player game of happy families.
  • Most young people who have had any experience at all of cards and card playing are well acquainted with the amusing game of Happy Families.
  • One usually plays Happy Families around a table.
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