The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar.
Computer lingo; the lingo of the local residents of the island;
Language; esp., a dialect, jargon, or special vocabulary that one is not familiar with.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Lingo
Origin of Lingo
Perhaps from Portuguese lingoa tongue, language or from Lingua Franca lingua language Catalan llengua Italian lingua and Spanish lengua tongue, language all ultimately from Latin lingua dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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