Definition of happy families in English:

happy families


mass nounBritish
  • A children's card game played with special cards in sets of four, each depicting members of a ‘family’, the object being to acquire as many sets as possible.

    • ‘One usually plays Happy Families around a table.’
    • ‘Most young people who have had any experience at all of cards and card playing are well acquainted with the amusing game of Happy Families.’
    • ‘I was beginning to regret letting him go first in a two player game of happy families.’


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