Definition of bingo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɪŋɡəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪŋɡoʊ//
Board games
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[uncountable] a game in which each player has a card with numbers on. Numbers are called out in no particular order and the first player whose numbers are all called out, or who has a line of numbers called out, wins a prize. to play bingo a bingo hall Tuesdays are bingo night at the club. Culture In Britain bingo used to be thought of as a game for older people but is now popular also with the young. In the 1970s many large buildings such as cinemas were converted into bingo halls. It was traditional to have special names for numbers as they were read out. For example, 66 was 'clickety-click' and 88 was 'two fat ladies'. Now the numbers are produced by a computer and the old names are rarely used. See related entries: Board games Word Origin1920s (as an interjection): of unknown origin.
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