One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- old-fashioned term for bingo
- ‘In that period the game was known as tombola, housey-housey or lotto.’
- ‘Needless to say, these measures were generally foiled by the watchfulness of the soldiery; so poker, pontoon, crown-and - anchor and the like continued to flourish, along with housie-housie.’
- ‘The non-stop spot prizes, raffles, and housie-housie really kept the crowd in top gear all the day.’
- ‘Other than dances, sundowners, whist drives, ‘trook’ sessions, and housie-housie, there were concerts from time to time.’
- ‘Memories of those days not only include the garden parties, but also housie-housie before a film show in the old Church Hall on the hill.’
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