Definition of pachisi in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈtʃiːzi/
(also US trademark parcheesi)


A four-handed Indian board game in which six cowries are used like dice.
Example sentences
  • Pachisi was the favorite game of the rulers of India, but you don't have to be a major mogul to enjoy it.
  • Backgammon is new to me and definitely not my game of choice - would rather play pachisi.


From Hindi paccīsī, literally '(throw) of 25' (the highest of the game).

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