Meaning of “bingo” in the English Dictionary

"bingo" in British English

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bingonoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɪŋ.ɡəʊ/ us /ˈbɪŋ.ɡoʊ/

a game in which prizes can be won by matching numbers on a card with those chosen by chance


uk /ˈbɪŋ.ɡəʊ/ us /ˈbɪŋ.ɡoʊ/ informal

(Definition of “bingo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bingo" in American English

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bingonoun [ U ]

us /ˈbɪŋ·ɡoʊ/

a game of chance often played for prizes in which people are given cards and cover each number on their cards as it is called, with the person who is first to cover a whole line of numbers on any card being the winner:

Mother loved to play bingo at her church.

(Definition of “bingo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)