lingo

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[ ling-goh ]
/ ˈlɪŋ goʊ /

noun, plural lin·goes.

the language and speech, especially the jargon, slang, or argot, of a particular field, group, or individual: gamblers' lingo.
language or speech, especially if strange or foreign.

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Origin of lingo

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1650–60; apparently alteration of lingua (franca); compare Polari lingo “language”

Definition for lingo (2 of 2)

lingo2
[ ling-goh ]
/ ˈlɪŋ goʊ /

noun, plural lin·goes.

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British Dictionary definitions for lingo

lingo
/ (ˈlɪŋɡəʊ) /

noun plural -goes

informal any foreign or unfamiliar language, jargon, etc

Word Origin for lingo

C17: perhaps from lingua franca; compare Portuguese lingoa tongue
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