pakapoo

pakapoo

[pak-uh-poo]
noun
a Chinese lottery in which the tickets are sheets of paper bearing densely written characters.
Also, pakapu.


Origin:
1910–15; < dialectal Chinese, equivalent to Chinese báigē piào literally, white-pigeon ticket; compare Guangdong dial. baahk-gáap pigeon, piu ticket

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pakapoo (ˈpækəpuː)
 
n , pl -poos
1.  a Chinese lottery with betting slips marked with Chinese characters
2.  like a pakapoo ticket untidy, incomprehensible
 
[C19: from Chinese]

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