from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a board game based on the ancient game of pachisi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See pachisi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See pachisi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a modern board game based on pachisi


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  • "Parcheesi" gave them a good appetite for tea and cakes.

    Patty's Butterfly Days

  • History - Ludi, also known as Ludo or Ludu, is a derivative of Parcheesi which is a game that originated in India and was adopted in the U.K.

    Jamaica - Full Feed

  • Such scenes were commonplace—a dining companion who hurled his dinner all over the floor, a Parcheesi partner who loosed her bowels on her wheelchair, attendants who cursed you as they cleaned up your mess.


  • American painted game boards make up a category of antiques, and there's a Parcheesi board, circa 1875, going for $58,000 at the Winter Antiques show.

    It's History (Believe It or Not)

  • Despite his subject's imperious reputation, Berg never backs down, even when she calls him an "idiot" during a madly competitive game of Parcheesi.

    Five Best: John Matteson

  • They have a maid Condola Rashad, collect art, play Parcheesi and drink a lot.

    Guess Who's Coming to the Vineyard

  • One time when I was smoking Crypto, I played Parcheesi with 4 aliens.

    Mike Gellman: Mystery Meat

  • After producing a rudimentary Parcheesi-like board design and scraping together investment funds from friends and family, the two set about producing 6,000 trivia questions that would be the heart of Trivial Pursuit.

    Millions Pursued His Trivial Questions

  • It was I who fired the shot that started a revolution in menswear, following which I mended an emperor's new suit after he fell on the playground during Parcheesi practice.

    When the Sun Sets Like a Nice Salmon Mousse

  • And if that wasn't smart enough, they've also designed it into a 26-inch mountain bike platform, which is great if you need to get that game of Parcheesi through a heavily wooded area in a big hurry.

    Archive 2010-07-01


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