An example of lingo is the set of terms that scientists use when speaking to one another.
Computer lingo; the lingo of the local residents of the island;
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