Jenga

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Swahili verb -jenga (to construct, to build).[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Jenga

  1. A game where players take turns to remove wooden blocks from a stack formed brickwise, the loser being the player whose actions cause the tower to fall.
  2. (figuratively) Any activity that involves great precision with a risk of great failure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arthur Cornwallis Madan, Swahili-English Dictionary (1903)