Share this entry

Share this page

bingo wings

Line breaks: bingo wings

Definition of bingo wings in English:

plural noun

British informal
Folds of loose flesh or skin hanging from the undersides of a woman’s upper arms.
Example sentences
  • There aren't many women beyond their late 30's, in truth, who I can think of who don't have bingo wings.
  • Devotees often sport 'bingo wings' - ill-advised displays of generous upper-arm flesh.
  • The award for most catty remark went to Jackie, who said that a woman in the crowd had 'bingo wings'.

Origin

1990s: from an association with the game of bingo, in which the loose flesh may be visible when a winner calls out and raises their card.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: jônt
noun
a short excursion or journey for pleasure