noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
- bingham, george caleb,
- bingo card,
- binh dinh,
Origin of bingo
Examples from the Web for bingo
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Because bingo and bingo-like activities are harmless and fun, Boghossian urges atheists to focus instead on the problem of faith.Atheist Philosopher Peter Boghossian’s Guide to Converting Believers|Michael Schulson|November 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rumor has it he might appear at a VFW hall near you to lend a hand with the bingo proceedings.
That evening, Joe Shumate, a Fiorina consultant, sent a one-word email to colleagues upon seeing the results: “Bingo.”
"Well, we're glad to see you back, Asbury," said Bingo patronisingly.
I've got a bob in my pocket, and we'll have a rinse of the bingo.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
I studied the dreaded track and learned that in Bingo's language the half-terrified, deep-gurgled 'grr-wff' means 'timber wolf.'Wild Animals I Have Known|Ernest Thompson Seton
Polly and Bingo always made the audience "sit up" when they swept into the ring.Polly of the Circus|Margaret Mayo
When Mr. Bingo saw what was afoot he threw himself heart and soul into the work of his old rival's enemies.
noun plural -gos
Word Origin for bingo
lotto-like game of chance, 1936; many theories about its origin, none satisfying; the most likely is bingo! as an exclamation of sudden realization or surprise (attested from 1923). Uncertain connection to the slang word for "brandy" (1690s); attested as "liquor" in American English, 1861. Thomas Chandler Haliburton ("Sam Slick") in "The Americans at Home" (1854) recounts a story of a drinking game in which the children's song about the farmer's dog was sung and when it came time to spell out the name, every participant had to take a letter in turn, and anyone who missed or flubbed had to drink.