Definition of Lingo

1. Noun. A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves). "They don't speak our lingo"

Exact synonyms: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Examples of language type: Bite, Swiz, Heist, Rip-off, Shakedown, Power Trip, Ass, Fuck, Fucking, Nookie, Nooky, Piece Of Ass, Piece Of Tail, Roll In The Hay, Screw, Screwing, Shag, Shtup, Blowjob, Cock Sucking, Hand Job, Jacking Off, Jerking Off, Wank, Dekko, Square-bashing, Shakedown, Caff, Deck, Gat, Rod, Mickey Finn, Nick, Dreck, Schlock, Shlock, Cert, Legs, Soup-strainer, Toothbrush, Arse, Arsehole, Asshole, Bunghole, Bay Window, Corporation, Pot, Potbelly, Tummy, Niff, Pong, Corker, Hooey, Poppycock, Stuff, Stuff And Nonsense, Baloney, Bilgewater, Boloney, Bosh, Drool, Humbug, Taradiddle, Tarradiddle, Tommyrot, Tosh, Twaddle, Applesauce, Codswallop, Folderol, Rubbish, Trash, Tripe, Trumpery, Wish-wash, Skin Flick, Dibs, Bun-fight, Bunfight, Burnup, Nosh-up, Hood, 'hood, Paleface, Poor White Trash, White Trash, Honkey, Honkie, Honky, Whitey, Gook, Slant-eye, Injun, Red Man, Redskin, Hymie, Kike, Sheeny, Yid, Chinaman, Chink, Dago, Ginzo, Greaseball, Guinea, Wop, Jap, Nip, Spic, Spick, Spik, Boche, Hun, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Airhead, Babe, Baby, Sister, Bad Egg, Boffin, Butch, Dike, Dyke, Good Egg, Guvnor, Old Man, Out-and-outer, Schlockmeister, Shlockmeister, Squeeze, Suit, Tripper, Wog, Juice, Big Bucks, Big Money, Bundle, Megabucks, Pile, Key, Skinful, Juice, The Shits, The Trots, Heebie-jeebies, Jitters, Screaming Meemies, Bitch, Give, Buy It, Pip Out, Feel, Hoof, Chuck, Ditch, Bunk Off, Play Hooky, Square, Straight, Besotted, Blind Drunk, Blotto, Cockeyed, Crocked, Fuddled, Loaded, Pie-eyed, Pissed, Pixilated, Plastered, Slopped, Sloshed, Smashed, Soaked, Soused, Sozzled, Squiffy, Stiff, Tight, Wet, Can-do, Freaky, Uncool, Butch, Grotty, Some, Mean, Bolshy, Stroppy, Pint-size, Pint-sized, Runty, Sawed-off, Sawn-off, Slam-bang, Clean, Plum, Plumb, Drop-dead, Baddie, Bennie, Cat, Stiff
Specialized synonyms: Street Name, Rhyming Slang
Generic synonyms: Non-standard Speech
Derivative terms: Slang, Slangy

Definition of Lingo

1. n. Language; speech; dialect.

Definition of Lingo

1. Noun. Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region; jargon or a dialect. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Lingo

1. strange or incomprehensible language [n -GOES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lingo

lingo (current term)
lingoa wood
lingua cerebelli
lingua dissecta

Literary usage of Lingo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Texas and Texans by Francis White Johnson, Ernest William Winkler (1914)
"EDWARD H. lingo. A lumber veteran, the oldest and staunchest exponent of the industry in the state of Texas, and a man esteemed and admired ..."

2. Sons and Lovers by David Herbert Lawrence (1922)
"the dubious lingo of psychoanalysis. I doubt, however, if without that muddled pseudo-science (muddled be- e| cause the facts are muddled) ..."

3. The Story of Gondwana by Eyre Chatterton, Stephen Hislop, Richard Temple (1916)
"lingo PASSES Soon my task will be completed, Soon your footsteps I shall follow, ... THE Gonds, after their liberation, set out with lingo from Dhawalagiri, ..."

4. The Highlands of Central India: Notes on Their Forests and Wild Tribes by James Forsyth (1920)
"Holy lingo, virtuous very, Quite refusing to be wedded, Somewhat easier made the problem; And he soon arranged it this wise— That the eldest of the brethren ..."

5. Who's who in America by John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis (1903)
"... 1900 Bll ; mature, 1896 R7; Dreams o( W6; The Kiss that Killed, tator, 1902 R20; lingo Dan, r: Baltimore. ..."

6. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"dred; 'e was born on one, an' s'welp me 'e'll die under one for not bein' able to say wot 'e wants in a Christian lingo," said ..."

7. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"I see no objection to this explanation; which is far preferable to the wholly improbable and unauthorized connection of slang with E. lingo and F. langue, ..."

8. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1916)
"... Hezekiah Bohman, Wm. Peirson, Jeremiah Musser, Samuel Patterson, William lingo, Christian Zeigler, (Cincinnati).17 THE COURT instructed the jury, ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Lingo on!Search for Lingo on!Search for Lingo on Google!Search for Lingo on Wikipedia!