bingo

interjection
bin·​go | \ ˈbiŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce bingo (audio) \

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 MidPointe Library offered space for seniors to gather, play cards, participate in book clubs, play bingo and other activities. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, "West Chester Township's MidPointe library expansion under discussion," 7 May 2021 In addition, the Ohio Lottery could offer sports betting at its retailers, and e-bingo would be permitted at charitable organizations. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Ohio sports betting legalization bill introduced by Senate Republicans: Capitol Letter," 7 May 2021 That includes step challenges, Halloween bingo, team meetings and other activities now done with the help of webcams and headsets. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Top Workplaces 2021: Pleasant Prairie-based Specialized Accounting Services values living well and having fun," 7 May 2021 Wirecard checked every box on the buzzword bingo card. Adrian Daub, The New Republic, "The Weird, Extremely German Origins of the Wirecard Scandal," 21 Apr. 2021 Capitalize on this by creating a bingo board with images of local spring flowers. Jen Jamula And Allison Goldberg, Forbes, "5 Team Bonding Ideas For (Hopefully) The End Of Quarantine," 21 Apr. 2021 Others are looking forward to the simpler things like eating at a restaurant, going to a movie theater or playing bingo. David Sharp, Anchorage Daily News, "Now vaccinated, older adults emerge from COVID hibernation," 28 Mar. 2021 Others are looking forward to the simpler things like eating at a restaurant, going to a movie theater or playing bingo. David Sharp, ajc, "Now vaccinated, older adults emerge from COVID hibernation," 27 Mar. 2021 Others are looking forward to the simpler things like eating at a restaurant, going to a movie theater or playing bingo. David Sharp, Chron, "Now vaccinated, older adults emerge from COVID hibernation," 27 Mar. 2021

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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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“Bingo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bingo. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce bingo (audio) \

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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