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Dictionary Definition

bingo n : a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards [syn: lotto, beano, keno]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Bingo



Alternate form of bing, suggesting a ringing sound (1925).



  1. A game of chance for two or more players, who mark off numbers on a grid as they are announced by the caller; the game is won by the first person to call out "bingo!" or "house!" after crossing off all numbers on the grid or in one line of the grid.
  2. A win in such a game.
    There were two bingos in the last game, so the players split the prize money.
  3. countable Scrabble A play where all seven letter tiles are played.

Usage notes



game of chance
  • German: Bingo
  • Kurdish:
  • Spanish: bingo


  1. Used by players of bingo to claim a win.
  2. Used when finding what one has been looking for or trying to recall.
  3. Similarly, used to declare "You've just made my point!" or "My point exactly!".


to claim a win in bingo
when finding something


bingo m
  1. bingo (game)

Extensive Definition

Bingo may refer to:




bingo in German: Bingo (Begriffsklärung)
bingo in French: Bingo (homonymie)
bingo in Korean: 빙고
bingo in Indonesian: Bingo
bingo in Italian: Bingo
bingo in Dutch: Bingo
bingo in Slovak: Bingo

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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