bingo


1bin·go

interjection \ˈbiŋ-(ˌ)gō\

—used to announce that you have won the game in bingo

—used to announce a successful result that is quick or unexpected

—used to indicate that another person's statement is correct

Full Definition of BINGO

1
—used to announce an unexpected event or instantaneous result
2
—used to announce a winning position in bingo
3
—used to express endorsement of a correct assertion

Origin of BINGO

alteration of bing (interjection suggestive of a ringing sound)
First Known Use: 1925

2bingo

noun

: a game in which players match numbered squares on a card with numbers that are called out until someone wins by matching five squares in a row

plural bingos

Full Definition of BINGO

:  a game of chance played with cards having numbered squares corresponding to numbered balls drawn at random and won by covering five such squares in a row; also :  a social gathering at which bingo is played

Examples of BINGO

  1. She plays bingo twice a week.

First Known Use of BINGO

1923

Rhymes with BINGO

bingo

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Game of chance played with cards having a grid of numbered squares corresponding to numbered balls drawn at random. When a number on the card is drawn, the players cover that number (should they have it); the game is won by covering a certain number of squares in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally). Cards are purchased and proceeds are placed into a common “pot”; winning cards are awarded a portion of the pot. Wildly popular in the mid 20th century, bingo has in recent decades suffered a decline in America but has increased in popularity in other parts of the world. The earliest name for bingo—lotto—was recorded in Britain in 1776; the game is sometimes called keno in the U.S.

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