lingo

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lingo (plural lingos or lingoes)

  1. Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region; jargon or a dialect.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 12, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      She had Lord James' collar in one big fist and she pounded the table with the other and talked a blue streak. Nobody could make out plain what she said, for she was mainly jabbering Swede lingo, but there was English enough, of a kind, to give us some idee.

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From Proto-Indo-European *leiǵʰ-. Cognate to English lick.

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present active lingō, present infinitive lingere, perfect active linxī, supine linctum

  1. I lick (up)

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