Meaning of housie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhaʊsi/


mass nounmainly Australian, mainly New Zealand
  • Bingo.

    ‘housie is being played somewhere on the island every night’
    • ‘Similar to the popular housie or tombola, students won cash prizes in this game.’
    • ‘They had no devotion to the Rosary and they were not interested in parish novenas or working to continue the regular housie nights.’
    • ‘The fun and games continued with housie occupying most of the time.’
    • ‘The interactors made them play games such as housie and passing the parcel.’
    • ‘Games of housie were played and fond memories and experiences were shared by the principals and students.’
    • ‘Children reported playing housie and card games.’
    • ‘The weekly housie session is very serious fun.’
    • ‘His mother was returning from housie at the time.’
    • ‘Housie is a common form of fundraising within Pacific churches.’
    • ‘People who use the rooms behind the library for bowls, housie, and darts.’


1930s perhaps from housey-housey.