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bingo

interjection bin·go \ ˈbiŋ-(ˌ)gō \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

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 and Etymology of bingo

alteration of bing (interjection suggestive of a ringing sound)


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bingo

noun

Definition of bingo

plural bingos
: 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

  1. She plays bingo twice a week.

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First Known Use of bingo

1923


BINGO Defined for English Language Learners

bingo

interjection

Definition of bingo for English Language Learners

  • —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

Definition of bingo for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

bingo

noun bin·go \ ˈbiŋ-gō \

Definition of bingo for Students

: 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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