Reduplicated diminutive house + -y. See house (“the game of bingo”)
- Lotto or bingo, especially when played for money.
- 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 122:
- The rest of the day they passed lying on their beds yarning, or reading stories by Victoria Cross, or playing cards or housey-housey.