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noun Chiefly British Slang.
  1. strong beer.
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Origin of stingo

1625–35; sting + -o; cf. blotto, stinko
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Historical Examples

  • I never touch a drop of stingo before twelve at noon or after twelve at night.

    Tonio, Son of the Sierras

    Charles King

  • An' since 'twas very clear we drank only ginger-beer, Faith, there must ha' been some stingo in the ginger.

  • This quart pot, however, held something better than stingo—even stronger: it was half-filled with foreign money.

    Armorel of Lyonesse

    Walter Besant

  • The sight o' the hay as I saw to-day is as good as a glass of stingo.

  • Bernard did not seem to have enjoyed much more of Stingo's society than Lance of his violin's—the produce of the same bounty.