Definition of lingo
: strange or incomprehensible language or speech: such asa : a foreign language It can be hard to travel in a foreign country if you don't speak the lingo.b : the special vocabulary of a particular field of interest The book has a lot of computer lingo.c : language characteristic of an individual He has his own lingo … and at the top of each shift, he delivers a monologue that sets the table for his show. — Tim Sullivan
Examples of lingo in a Sentence
It can be hard to travel in a foreign country if you don't speak the lingo.
The book has a lot of computer lingo that I don't understand.
Recent Examples of lingo from the Web
Uber, not Lyft, became the default verb in ride-sharing lingo.
Though other publications have told Smith’s story, Campbell’s short, readable take dispenses with scientific lingo and lets readers get to know Smith.
The martini comes with its own lingo–and, as James Bond famously emphasized, everyone has a preference in how the versatile drink is made.
Then answer yourself (in my own dad’s silly lingo): Absitively posilutely not.
Youths, ages 7-12, will meet daily from 9 to 11 a.m. daily, learning the history of multiple ice cream items, the soda shop lingo, how to make ice cream, and much more.
But the Revival, so-named to reclaim a cuisine once seen as dying in the state, was intended to showcase the up-and-comers, new lingo and all.
Richard Pryor’s use of it in his standup act in the seventies was radical not simply because street lingo had made its way onto the stage: Pryor had swung open the door between alternate cultural dimensions.
Dev spends his days learning the lingo and making pasta that's subjected to critique by an Italian grandmother.
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LINGO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lingo for English Language Learners
: a language
: the special language used for a particular activity or by a particular group of people
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