bingo

interjection
bin·go | \ˈbiŋ-(ˌ)gō \

Definition of bingo 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

bingo

noun
plural bingos

Definition of bingo (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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 in a Sentence

Noun

She plays bingo twice a week.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Dorothy never missed a Wednesday night bingo game and unselfishly volunteered when any need arose at the church. courant.com, "Dorothy G. Fleig," 8 Apr. 2018 Cost is $20 for 10 games of bingo, free cake and coffee. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Lakewood Historical Society's Sale on the Grounds returns May 5-6: A Place in the Sun," 1 May 2018 That’s why All of Us recruiters are trying to knock on other doors—specifically black churches in Baltimore, Bay Area community centers hosting Spanish-language bingo games and nail salons on Chicago’s south side. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, Smithsonian, "The DNA Data We Have Is Too White. Scientists Want to Fix That," 30 Apr. 2018 Loteria, a Mexican version of bingo will be space-themed to fit in with the Star Wars weekend events. Ginger Brashinger, Daily Southtown, "Trivia, droids and an escape room during Homewood Library's Star Wars Days," 25 Apr. 2018 Over the years, the social and recreational program has offered opportunities for those living in group homes, with caregivers, independently or with family, to get together twice a month for an afternoon of bingo, bowling or a pizza dance party. Mikaela Porter, Courant Community, "Mandell Jewish Community Center Fashion Show For Adults With Special Needs To Pay Tribute To Founder Ilene Schloss," 23 Apr. 2018 But the broader issue of billionaire bingo remains — kids in struggling city schools in Olney or West Oak Lane will soon look enviously just a few miles north at the new science labs on the other side of the totally arbitrary Schwarzman Line. Will Bunch, Philly.com, "Stephen Schwarzman's billionaire lottery won't save public schools. But Oklahoma might | Will Bunch," 8 Apr. 2018 Attendance at the event is free and tickets for the bingo portion of the evening are available at the market each Saturday morning, as well as LuAnn's Bakery and Ellington Agway, for $10. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 10 July 2018 Scales are taxed, electronic scanners are taxed, promoters are taxed, dumpsters are taxed, outdoor billboards are taxed, bingo, water meters, tour guides … The zoo is a wondrous place. Stu Bykofsky, Philly.com, "Welcome to Taxadelphia, where you pay more than you realize | Stu Bykofsky," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of bingo

Interjection

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bingo

Interjection

alteration of bing (interjection suggestive of a ringing sound)

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The first known use of bingo was in 1903

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bingo

interjection

English Language Learners Definition of bingo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

—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

bingo

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bingo (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

bingo

noun
bin·go | \ˈbiŋ-gō \

Kids Definition of bingo

: 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

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