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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How to use lingo in a sentence
The scientists wondered how quickly the pooches could pick up new lingo.
These points all have one thing in common in that we need to try and move away from the acronyms, verbiage, and lingo that was coined in a non-customer-centric world and based on optimization rather than value.The Panda anniversary and what we desperately must remember about search | Kevin Mullaney | February 24, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
In mathematical lingo, a set that allows addition and subtraction is called a group.
All inaugurations are, in the lingo of security experts, high-value targets for attack.Obama had a secret note in his pocket during his inauguration in case of an attack | Michael Rosenwald | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Every industry has its own lingo that makes no sense in another context.
These are the standard selling points of the craft-distilling movement, with its locavore lingo, terroir talk, and handmade hype.Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana | Eric Felten | July 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The “no-diet diet” lingo may sound trendy, but the idea has been around for decades.The No-Diet Diet May Be the Key to Avoiding the Holiday Belt Bulge | Erin Geiger Smith | November 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She may be disappointed about the false appropriation of such Twilight lingo.Will ‘Hunger Games’ Fans and ‘Twilight’ Fans Ever Get Along? | Kevin Fallon | November 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Writer Adam Gopnik learned Internet chat from his son, Luke, and quickly caught on to such lingo as ‘brb’ and ‘gtg.’
One review of the 1995 cult classic said it was defined by its “bubblegum hip-hop lingo.”‘Clueless’ Glossary: Buggin’, Cake Boy, & More ’90s Slang From the Film | Anna Klassen | July 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
You baito where you are,” he commanded, bidding a comrade summon an officer, “or somebody who can talk the lingo.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
These travelled follows are outrageous bores, with their bushy moustachios and outlandish lingo.Alone | Marion Harland
Because I do not patter the flash lingo with you, you appear to take me for a college professor in disguise.The Landloper | Holman Day
The contrast when the good man got into the pulpit and began to pray in a borrowed, washy lingo—extempore in more senses than one!George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) | George Eliot
I learned Pinky to speak a little English an' she learned me her lingo, an' we got along mighty fine.Captain Scraggs | Peter B. Kyne
British Dictionary definitions for lingo
informal any foreign or unfamiliar language, jargon, etc
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