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- Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region; jargon or a dialect.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 12, in 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.
language peculiar to a particular group or region
- I lick (up)
- Aromanian: alingu, alindzire, lingu
- Friulian: lenzi
- Romanian: linge, lingere
- Sicilian: lingiri
- Sardinian: linghere
- lingo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- lingo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- LINGO in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
- lingo in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.