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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [puh-chee-zee, pah-]
    • /pəˈtʃi zi, pɑ-/
    • /pˈatʃɪsi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [puh-chee-zee, pah-]
    • /pəˈtʃi zi, pɑ-/

Definitions of pachisi word

  • noun pachisi a board game, originated in ancient India, in which four players advance four pieces each along a route on a cross-shaped board toward a center square by throws of cowrie shells or dice. 1
  • noun pachisi a modern version of this game. 1
  • noun pachisi an Indian game somewhat resembling backgammon, played on a cruciform board using six cowries as dice 0
  • noun pachisi in India, a game for four players in which the moves of the pieces around a board are determined by the throwing of cowrie shells 0

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Origin of pachisi

First appearance:

before 1790
One of the 43% newest English words
1790-1800; < Hindi pacīsī, adj. derivative of pacīs twenty-five

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Parts of speech for Pachisi


pachisi popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

pachisi usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with pachisi

  • how to play pachisi board game?
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