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Alternate form of bing, suggesting a ringing sound (1925).
- (uncountable) A game of chance for two or more players, who mark off numbers on a grid as they are announced by the caller; the game is won by the first person to call out "bingo!" or "house!" after crossing off all numbers on the grid or in one line of the grid.
- (countable) A win in such a game.
- There were two bingos in the last game, so the players split the prize money.
- (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A play where all seven letter tiles are played.
The noun bingo is like many other English nouns that have both countable and uncountable senses. The senses marked (uncountable) above are not typically used in the plural, but the senses marked (countable) are used in both the singular and the plural. See Appendix:English nouns for more details.
- Used by players of bingo to claim a win.
- (informal) Used when finding what one has been looking for or trying to recall.
- (informal) Similarly, used to declare "You've just made my point!" or "My point exactly!".
- (used in bingo to claim a win): house!
- (when finding something): aha!, eureka!, got it!, that's it!, yes!
- bingo (game)
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