Definition of bingo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiNGɡō/


A game in which players mark off numbers on cards as the numbers are drawn randomly by a caller, the winner being the first person to mark off five numbers in a row or another required pattern.
Example sentences
  • Once, working in a bingo hall, a caller asked him what he wanted to do with his life and Kay confessed he wasn't sure.
  • As anyone who lives in York knows, the opening of the new bingo hall marks the end of the road for the old Rialto.
  • A loyal bingo player, a game she loved and hated to miss.


1Used to express satisfaction or surprise at a sudden positive event or outcome: bingo, she leapfrogged into a sales trainee position
More example sentences
  • When you throw in sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, bingo!
  • Add some scented climbers and a well thought-out colour scheme - bingo!
  • A quiet Sunday at home might do wonders for both of us, and if it brings you on, then - bingo!
1.1A call by someone who wins a game of bingo.
Example sentences
  • Someone called out numbers and if you filled in a whole line, you yelled "Bingo" and got a set of dishes or something.
  • A beano player was excited and yelled Bingo instead of Beano and that's how Bingo was born.
  • I was losing badly, but Jessica came within one space of winning when finally, someone yelled "Bingo!


1920s (as an interjection): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with bingo

dingo, Domingo, flamingo, gringo, jingo, lingo

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Syllabification: bin·go

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