Definition of Fantan

1. Noun. A Chinese gambling game; a random number of counters are placed under a bowl and you gamble on how many will be left (0, 1, 2, or 3 modulo 4).

Exact synonyms: Fan Tan
Generic synonyms: Gambling Game, Game Of Chance



2. Noun. A card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards.
Exact synonyms: Parliament, Sevens
Generic synonyms: Card Game, Cards

Definition of Fantan

1. n. A Chinese gambling game in which coins or other small objects are placed upon a table, usually under a cup, and the players bet as to what remainder will be left when the sum of the counters is divided by four.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fantan

fanslators
fanspeak
fansub
fansubbed
fansubber
fansubbers
fansubbing
fansubs
fantabulous
fantabulously
fantad
fantads
fantail
fantailed
fantails
fantan (current term)
fantard
fantards
fantasia
fantasias
fantasie
fantasied
fantasies
fantasise
fantasised
fantasiser
fantasisers
fantasises
fantasising
fantasist

Literary usage of Fantan

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1. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1916)
"On the other hand the Chinese game of fantan is a game of pure chance, and, when played for anything of value, ..."

2. China and Her People by Charles Denby (1905)
"ing business, but now the harbour is nearly silted up, and the only thing for which Macao is notorious is that it is the headquarters of the game of fantan. ..."

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