little-go

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From little + go.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

little-go (plural little-goes)

  1. (historical) A private lottery, especially when illegal.
  2. (historical, colloquial, UK) The first exam taken at university towards a BA degree, discontinued during the twentieth century.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 801:
      the interrogators were able to recognize this as, “There was a question just like that on my little-go.”