noun Also fan tan
1. a Chinese gambling game in which the players bet on the number of beans, etc. that will be left from a pile after it has been counted off in fours
2. a card game in which the players seek to discard all their cards in proper sequence
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Wortherkunft von 'fan-tan'Chin fan t'an, lit., repeated divisions