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Line breaks: housey-housey
Pronunciation: /haʊsɪˈhaʊsi
, həʊzɪˈhəʊzi/
(also housie-housie)

Definition of housey-housey in English:


Old-fashioned term for bingo.
Example sentences
  • The non-stop spot prizes, raffles, and housie-housie really kept the crowd in top gear all the day.
  • Memories of those days not only include the garden parties, but also housie-housie before a film show in the old Church Hall on the hill.
  • In that period the game was known as tombola, housey-housey or lotto.

Words that rhyme with housey-housey

blowsy, Dalhousie, drowsy, frowzy, lousy

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