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bingo

noun [U] uk   /ˈbɪŋ.ɡəʊ/ us    /-ɡoʊ/
a game in which prizes can be won by matching numbers on a card with those chosen by chance

bingo

exclamation uk   /ˈbɪŋ.ɡəʊ/ us    /-ɡoʊ/ informal
an expression of surprise and, usually, pleasure, for example when something happens successfully: I was just about to borrow some money when bingo! - the cheque arrived. I was just about to give up waiting when bingo! - he turned up.
Translations of “bingo”
in Korean 빙고 게임…
in Arabic بِنجو (اسم لُعْبة)…
in French bingo…
in Turkish bir tür tombala, bingo…
in Italian bingo, tombola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賓果遊戲(一種賭博遊戲)…
in Russian бинго…
in Polish bingo…
in Spanish bingo…
in Portuguese bingo…
in German das Bingo…
in Catalan bingo…
in Japanese ビンゴ(ゲーム)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宾戈游戏(一种赌博游戏)…
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