bingo card

noun

variants or less commonly Bingo card
plural bingo cards also Bingo cards
1
: a card that is used in the game of bingo and that has numbered squares which are covered as corresponding numbered balls are drawn at random until one of the players wins by covering five such squares in a row
2
slang : a list of possible, expected, or likely scenarios
usually used in the phrase on one's bingo card
I'm pretty sure nobody had "global pandemic" on their bingo cards back in 2016 …Mollie Taylor
As always I am writing this whilst re-reading my predictions from the previous year. I was partially right about continued struggles around talent and supply, but I didn't have major data breaches on my bingo card.Jasmin Bedir
Who had "Bulls winning the East" on their preseason Bingo card? Not I.Cole Huff

Examples of bingo card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fee includes general admission, 1 alcoholic beverage (ages under 21 get soda of choice), 10 bingo cards per round, and unlimited bingo chips. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 10 June 2024 My gosh, the sky’s the limit, so put away the bingo cards and enjoy life! Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 2 June 2024 Everything else in these two hours was a little more likely to show up on your bingo card for a John/Taupin tribute. Chris Willman, Variety, 9 Apr. 2024 Jimmy Kimmel's upcoming Oscars gig wasn't initially on his 2024 bingo card. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 Who had Ayesha Curry being BFFs with Lindsay Lohan on their bingo card? Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 8 Mar. 2024 Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens Who had Simone Biles becoming a Wisconsin girly on their bingo card? Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 12 Feb. 2024 Her win is so certain that this might as well be the free space on your bingo card. Kyle Buchanan, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2024 Stay tuned for a special Super Bowl (Taylor’s Version) bingo card from The Post later this week, and check out Super Bowl squares strategy tips from The Post’s Neil Greenberg. Matt Brooks, Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bingo card was in 1923

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“Bingo card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bingo%20card. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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