bingo

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See also: Bingo

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɪŋ.ɡəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɪŋ.ɡoʊ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪŋɡəʊ

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative form of bing, suggesting a ringing sound. Attested since 1925.

Noun[edit]

bingo (countable and uncountable, plural bingos)

  1. (uncountable) A game of chance for two or more players, who mark off numbers on a grid as they are announced by the caller; the game is won by the first person to call out "bingo!" or "house!" after crossing off all numbers on the grid or in one line of the grid.
  2. (uncountable) A similar game or amusement in which participants tick off themed words, phrases or pictures as these are called out, or as they are mentioned, for example during a speech or performance:
    animal bingo (animal pictures), ABBA bingo (titles or lyrics of ABBA songs), buzzword bingo
  3. (countable) A win in such a game.
    There were two bingos in the last game, so the players split the prize money.
  4. (countable, Scrabble, US) A play where all seven of a player's letter tiles are played, awarding a score bonus.
  5. Great, sudden, typically hard-to-predict success; the jackpot.
    • 1986 April 19, Loie Hayes, Donna Deitch, “Leapin' Lesbians!”, in Gay Community News, page 8:
      An explosion of gay male movies has hit the U.S. in the past few months. Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Parting Glances and My Beautiful Laundrette, among others, have not only demonstrateed that the coming out story can be surpassed, they've also shown the movie industry that substantive gay portrayals can mean box office bingo.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Polish: bingo
Translations[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bingo

  1. Used by players of bingo to claim a win.
  2. (informal) Used when finding what one has been looking for or trying to recall, or on successful completion of a task.
    • 1932, Delos W. Lovelace, King Kong, published 1965, page 31:
      ‘Some big, hard-boiled egg meets up with a pretty face, and bingo! He cracks up and melts.’
    • 2009 February 28, Megan Ogilvie, “Flex your plan for healthier eating”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      Just have to pick the bfast, lunch and dinner I feel most like eating today and – bingo!
    • 2011 February 25, Alan Schoolcraft, Brent Simons, 7:35 from the start, in Simon J. Smith, director, Megamind: The Button of Doom (DVD/Blu-ray), Paramount Pictures:
      Megamind: Boingo!
      Minion: I think you mean "bingo", sir.
      Megamind: That's what I said. Boingo!
  3. (informal) Used to enthustically confirm or vindicate another speaker's point or contention.
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Adjective[edit]

bingo (not comparable)

  1. (US, aviation slang, chiefly military, primarily of fuel) Just sufficient to return to base (or, alternatively, to divert to an alternative airfield). (also written Bingo or BINGO)
    • 1993, Red River Valley Fighter Pilots, page 40:
      Well, the old pucker factor went up about 75 notches at that point cause that length of time would put my wingman below Bingo fuel, plus the thought of sitting in an orbit several miles West of the Yen Bai []
    • 2012, Larry R Gibson, Recollections of a Marine Attack Pilot, page 54:
      The first pilot to get down to this bingo fuel state would call, “Banjo 4, bingo fuel,” or whatever.

Verb[edit]

bingo (third-person singular simple present bingos, present participle bingoing, simple past and past participle bingoed)

  1. (intransitive) To play the game of bingo.
  2. (intransitive) To give the winning cry of "bingo!" in a game.
  3. (intransitive) To play all of one's seven tiles in one move in the game of Scrabble, earning a score bonus.
    • 2009, Joe Edley, John Williams, Everything Scrabble: Third Edition, page 333:
      With IN on the board, he bingoed with OPERATING for 74 points, while Ann added the CO in front of it for 30 points.
  4. (intransitive, US, aviation slang, chiefly military) To return to base.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps related to stingo.

Noun[edit]

bingo (uncountable)

  1. (slang, obsolete) Brandy.
References[edit]
  • John Camden Hotten (1873) The Slang Dictionary

Anagrams[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bingo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪŋ.ɡoː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bin‧go

Noun[edit]

bingo m (plural bingo's)

  1. bingo (a game of chance)
  2. bingo (a win in that game of chance)

Interjection[edit]

bingo

  1. bingo; expression to claim a win in bingo.
  2. bingo; expression to indicate that a hit has been landed or that one has an idea.

Esperanto[edit]

Esperanto Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia eo

Etymology[edit]

From English bingo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bingo (uncountable, accusative bingon)

  1. bingo

Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Etymology[edit]

From English bingo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiŋːo/, [ˈbiŋːo̞]
  • Rhymes: -iŋːo
  • Syllabification(key): bin‧go

Noun[edit]

bingo

  1. bingo

Declension[edit]

Inflection of bingo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative bingo bingot
genitive bingon bingojen
partitive bingoa bingoja
illative bingoon bingoihin
singular plural
nominative bingo bingot
accusative nom. bingo bingot
gen. bingon
genitive bingon bingojen
partitive bingoa bingoja
inessive bingossa bingoissa
elative bingosta bingoista
illative bingoon bingoihin
adessive bingolla bingoilla
ablative bingolta bingoilta
allative bingolle bingoille
essive bingona bingoina
translative bingoksi bingoiksi
abessive bingotta bingoitta
instructive bingoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of bingo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative bingoni bingoni
accusative nom. bingoni bingoni
gen. bingoni
genitive bingoni bingojeni
partitive bingoani bingojani
inessive bingossani bingoissani
elative bingostani bingoistani
illative bingooni bingoihini
adessive bingollani bingoillani
ablative bingoltani bingoiltani
allative bingolleni bingoilleni
essive bingonani bingoinani
translative bingokseni bingoikseni
abessive bingottani bingoittani
instructive
comitative bingoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative bingosi bingosi
accusative nom. bingosi bingosi
gen. bingosi
genitive bingosi bingojesi
partitive bingoasi bingojasi
inessive bingossasi bingoissasi
elative bingostasi bingoistasi
illative bingoosi bingoihisi
adessive bingollasi bingoillasi
ablative bingoltasi bingoiltasi
allative bingollesi bingoillesi
essive bingonasi bingoinasi
translative bingoksesi bingoiksesi
abessive bingottasi bingoittasi
instructive
comitative bingoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative bingomme bingomme
accusative nom. bingomme bingomme
gen. bingomme
genitive bingomme bingojemme
partitive bingoamme bingojamme
inessive bingossamme bingoissamme
elative bingostamme bingoistamme
illative bingoomme bingoihimme
adessive bingollamme bingoillamme
ablative bingoltamme bingoiltamme
allative bingollemme bingoillemme
essive bingonamme bingoinamme
translative bingoksemme bingoiksemme
abessive bingottamme bingoittamme
instructive
comitative bingoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative bingonne bingonne
accusative nom. bingonne bingonne
gen. bingonne
genitive bingonne bingojenne
partitive bingoanne bingojanne
inessive bingossanne bingoissanne
elative bingostanne bingoistanne
illative bingoonne bingoihinne
adessive bingollanne bingoillanne
ablative bingoltanne bingoiltanne
allative bingollenne bingoillenne
essive bingonanne bingoinanne
translative bingoksenne bingoiksenne
abessive bingottanne bingoittanne
instructive
comitative bingoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative bingonsa bingonsa
accusative nom. bingonsa bingonsa
gen. bingonsa
genitive bingonsa bingojensa
partitive bingoaan
bingoansa
bingojaan
bingojansa
inessive bingossaan
bingossansa
bingoissaan
bingoissansa
elative bingostaan
bingostansa
bingoistaan
bingoistansa
illative bingoonsa bingoihinsa
adessive bingollaan
bingollansa
bingoillaan
bingoillansa
ablative bingoltaan
bingoltansa
bingoiltaan
bingoiltansa
allative bingolleen
bingollensa
bingoilleen
bingoillensa
essive bingonaan
bingonansa
bingoinaan
bingoinansa
translative bingokseen
bingoksensa
bingoikseen
bingoiksensa
abessive bingottaan
bingottansa
bingoittaan
bingoittansa
instructive
comitative bingoineen
bingoinensa

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bingo

  1. bingo

Further reading[edit]

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bingo m (plural bingos)

  1. bingo

Interjection[edit]

bingo

  1. bingo (all senses)

Greenlandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bingo

  1. bingo

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English bingo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bingo m (invariable)

  1. bingo (game)

Interjection[edit]

bingo

  1. bingo!

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bingo.

Noun[edit]

bingo m (definite singular bingoen, indefinite plural bingoer, definite plural bingoene)

  1. bingo

Interjection[edit]

bingo

  1. bingo!

References[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bingo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bingo m (definite singular bingoen, indefinite plural bingoar, definite plural bingoane)

  1. bingo

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bingo

  1. bingo!

References[edit]

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bingo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bingo n (indeclinable)

  1. bingo (game of chance)
    bingo fantoweraffle bingo
    gra bingogame of bingo
    salon bingobingo hall
    gra w bingoa round of bingo
    grać w bingoto play bingo
  2. bingo (win)
    mieć bingoto have a bingo
    trafić bingoto hit a bingo

Declension[edit]

Usually in the singular.

or

Indeclinable.

Interjection[edit]

bingo

  1. bingo! (to claim a win in bingo)
  2. bingo! (used when finding what one has been looking for or trying to recall, or on successful completion of a task)

Further reading[edit]

  • bingo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bingo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bingo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ĩɡu
  • Hyphenation: bin‧go

Noun[edit]

bingo m (plural bingos)

  1. (uncountable) bingo (game of chance)

Interjection[edit]

bingo!

  1. bingo (all senses)
    • 2011 February 25, 7:55 from the start, in Pavlos Euthymiou, transl., Megamente: O Botão da Perdição [Megamind: The Button of Doom] (DVD/Blu-ray), Rio de Janeiro: Double Sound:
      Megamente (Cláudio Galvan): Boingo!
      Criado (Mckeidy Lisita): O certo é dizer "bingo", senhor.
      Megamente (Cláudio Galvan): Foi o que eu disse. Boingo!

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bingo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbinɡo/ [ˈbĩŋ.ɡo]
  • Rhymes: -inɡo
  • Syllabification: bin‧go

Noun[edit]

bingo m (plural bingos)

  1. bingo (game)

Further reading[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bingo c

  1. bingo (game of chance)
  2. a bingo (win in such a game)

Declension[edit]

Declension of bingo 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative bingo bingon
Genitive bingos bingons

Interjection[edit]

bingo

  1. bingo (when claiming a win in bingo)
  2. bingo (you got it!)
  3. bingo (success!)

References[edit]