[ leg-oh ]
/ ˈlɛg oʊ /


a brand of plastic blocks that can be locked together, used as a children’s building toy.

noun, plural LEGOs. Also Lego, lego.

one of these blocks, usually as part of a set.

Origin of LEGO

abbreviation of Danish leg godt ‘to play well’ Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lego


/ (ˈlɛɡəʊ) /


trademark a construction toy consisting of plastic bricks and other standardized components that fit together with studs

Word Origin for Lego

C20: from Danish leg godt play well
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