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  • noun Australia, New Zealand A gambling game similar to bingo.

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Examples

  • Still, this decorating business sure is hard work and it gave me a heap more respect for my old housie Nat, aka The Cake Lady scroll down for a pic, who used to spend weeks putting together her detailed little cake sculptures.

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  • Still, this decorating business sure is hard work and it gave me a heap more respect for my old housie Nat, aka The Cake Lady scroll down for a pic, who used to spend weeks putting together her detailed little cake sculptures.

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  • Now my aunt and my lil cousin are coming to mi housie to see Granppy.

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  • Presently though, she came to a wee bit housie on the moor.

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  • In Willie's wee bit housie, O! The craw's killed the pussie, O! The craw's killed the pussie, O! An aye, aye, the kitten cried,

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  • Mungo, my own prentice, hoisted up from the bed, and laid in his black-handled, narrow housie.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • Nevertheless, and notwithstanding all these reasons, the dominoes, after everything that can be said of good anent them, were a black sight, and for months and months produced a scene of riot and idleness after working hours, that went far to render our housie that was before a picture of decorum and decency a tabernacle of confusion and a hell upon earth.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • Mungo, my own prentice, hoisted up from the bed, and laid in his black - handled, narrow housie.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself

  • Nevertheless, and notwithstanding all these reasons, the dominoes, after every thing that can be said of good anent them, were a black sight, and for months and months produced a scene of riot and idleness after working hours, that went far to render our housie, that was before a picture of decorum and decency, a tabernacle of confusion, and a hell upon earth.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself

  • In New Zealand and Australia, housie is often used a fundraiser by churches, sports teams, and other groups, and raffles are sold before the game.

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  • Australian slang for the game also known as bingo. Sometimes used in the form housie-housie.

    December 18, 2007