Definitions for Bingoˈbɪŋ goʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bin•go*ˈbɪŋ goʊ(n.)

  1. a game of chance in which each player has a card bearing rows of numbers in unique sequence and a set of numbered markers, a caller announces numbers drawn at random, and a game is won when a player can match and cover five numbers in a row.

    Category: Games

  2. (interj.)(used to call a win in bingo.)

* (sometimes cap.).

Origin of bingo:

1935–40; perh. alter. of beano, an earlier name, b. bean and keno

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lotto, bingo, beano, keno(noun)

    a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards


  1. bingo(Noun)

    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. bingo(Noun)

    A win in such a game.

    There were two bingos in the last game, so the players split the prize money.

  3. bingo(Noun)

    A play where all seven letter tiles are played.

  4. bingo(Interjection)

    Used by players of bingo to claim a win.

  5. bingo(Interjection)

    Used when finding what one has been looking for or trying to recall.

  6. bingo(Interjection)

    Similarly, used to declare "You've just made my point!" or "My point exactly!".

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


  1. Bingo

    Bingo is a game of chance played with randomly drawn numbers which players match against numbers that have been pre-printed on 5x5 matrices. The matrices may be printed on paper, card stock or electronically represented and are referred to as cards. Many versions conclude the game when the first person achieves a specified pattern from the drawn numbers. The winner is usually required to call out the word "Bingo!", which alerts the other players and caller of a possible win. All wins are checked for accuracy before the win is officially confirmed at which time the prize is secured and a new game is begun. In this version of bingo, players compete against one another for the prize or jackpot. Alternative methods of play try to increase participation by creating excitement. Since its invention in 1929, modern bingo has evolved into multiple variations, with each jurisdiction's gambling laws regulating how the game is played. There are also nearly unlimited patterns that may be specified for play. Some patterns only require one number to be matched, up to cover-all games which award the jackpot for covering an entire card and certain games award prizes to players for matching no numbers or achieving no pattern. See "Variations" for more details.

Anagrams of Bingo

  1. bigon

  2. boing

Translations for Bingo

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a gambling game using cards with numbered squares.

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