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pakapoo

[pak-uh-poo] /ˌpæk əˈpu/
noun
1.
a Chinese lottery in which the tickets are sheets of paper bearing densely written characters.
Also, pakapu.
Origin
1910-1915
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/
noun (Austral & NZ) (pl) -poos
1.
a Chinese lottery with betting slips marked with Chinese characters
2.
like a pakapoo ticket, untidy, incomprehensible
Word Origin
C19: from Chinese
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