The card used for playing beano, or bingo.
- The definition of bingo is a way to express a new idea, or an answer is correct.
An example of bingo is what you'd say when you remember where your lost keys are located.
- Bingo is defined as a game where players have one or more cards printed with rows of numbers, an announcer calls out numbers and the first player to get a full row of their numbers called wins.
An example of bingo is a game that many churches use as fundraiser events.
Origin of bingofrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- in the game of bingo, used to signify that one has just finished covering a row of squares
- used to signify sudden action, change, or success
- A game of chance in which each player has one or more cards printed with differently numbered squares on which to place markers when the respective numbers are drawn and announced by a caller. The first player to mark a complete row or other pattern of numbers is the winner.
- A win in the game of bingo.
- Used to announce that one has won a game of bingo.
- Used to express the sudden completion of an event, occurrence of an idea, or confirmation of a guess.
Origin of bingoOrigin unknown
(countable and uncountable, plural bingos)
- (uncountable) 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.
- (countable) A win in such a game.
- There were two bingos in the last game, so the players split the prize money.
- (countable, Scrabble) A play where all seven letter tiles are played.
- Used by players of bingo to claim a win.
- (informal) Used when finding what one has been looking for or trying to recall.
- (informal) Used to declare "You've just made my point!" or "My point exactly!"
Alternate form of bing, suggesting a ringing sound. Attested since 1925.