Definition of pachisi in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈCHēzē/


1A four-person Indian board game in which cowrie shells are thrown to determine the movements of pieces around the board.
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.
1.1 (also trademark Parcheesi /pärˈCHēzē/) US A modern version of the game of pachisi, using four marbles per player and dice.
Example sentences
  • The rules of Parcheesi are simple and it is a good family game for two or four players.
  • I too, love Parcheesi, but growing up as an only child, it was hard to find other players.


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

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Syllabification: pa·chi·si

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