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lin·go

 (lĭng′gō)
n. pl. lin·goes
The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar: computer lingo; the lingo of the local residents of the island; "the lingo that rough union guys used among themselves" (Philip Roth).

[Perhaps from Portuguese lingoa, tongue, language, or from Lingua Franca lingua, language; akin to Catalan llengua, Italian lingua, and Spanish lengua, tongue, language, all ultimately from Latin lingua; see dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots.]

lingo

(ˈlɪŋɡəʊ)
n, pl -goes
(Linguistics) informal any foreign or unfamiliar language, jargon, etc
[C17: perhaps from lingua franca; compare Portuguese lingoa tongue]

lin•go

(ˈlɪŋ goʊ)

n., pl. -goes.
1. the language or vocabulary, esp. the jargon or slang, of a particular field, group, or individual.
2. language or speech, esp. if strange or foreign.
[1650–60; appar. alter. of lingua (franca)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lingo - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
bite - a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
swiz - British slang for a swindle
heist, rip-off - the act of stealing
shakedown - extortion of money (as by blackmail)
power trip - (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people
blowjob, cock sucking - slang for fellatio
hand job, jacking off, jerking off, wank - slang for masturbation
dekko - British slang for a look
square-bashing - drill on a barracks square
shakedown - a very thorough search of a person or a place; "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"
caff - informal British term for a cafe
deck - street name for a packet of illegal drugs
gat, rod - a gangster's pistol
Mickey Finn - slang term for knockout drops
nick - (British slang) a prison; "he's in the nick"
dreck, schlock, shlock - merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
cert - an absolute certainty; "it's a dead cert"
legs - staying power; "that old Broadway play really has legs"
soup-strainer, toothbrush - slang for a mustache
arsehole, bunghole, arse, asshole - vulgar slang for anus
bay window, potbelly, tummy, corporation, pot - slang for a paunch
niff, pong - an unpleasant smell
street name - slang for something (especially for an illegal drug); "`smack' is a street name for heroin"
corker - (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person; "that story was a corker"
hooey, poppycock, stuff and nonsense, stuff - senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff"
baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, drool, humbug, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle, taradiddle, tarradiddle - pretentious or silly talk or writing
codswallop, folderol, trumpery, wish-wash, applesauce, tripe, rubbish, trash - nonsensical talk or writing
skin flick - a pornographic movie
dibs - a claim of rights; "I have dibs on that last slice of pizza"
non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
rhyming slang - slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component; "Cockney rhyming slang"
bunfight, bun-fight - (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion
burnup - a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road
nosh-up - a large satisfying meal
hood - (slang) a neighborhood
'hood - (slang) a neighborhood
paleface - (slang) a derogatory term for a white person (supposedly used by North American Indians)
poor white trash, white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
honkey, honkie, honky, whitey - (slang) offensive names for a White man
slant-eye, gook - (slang) a disparaging term for an Asian person (especially for North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War)
Injun, red man, Redskin - (slang) offensive term for Native Americans
hymie, kike, sheeny, yid - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
Chinaman, chink - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
dago, ginzo, greaseball, wop, Guinea - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Jap, Nip - (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
spic, spick, spik - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
Boche, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Hun - offensive term for a person of German descent

lingo

noun (Informal) language, jargon, dialect, talk, speech, tongue, idiom, vernacular, patter, cant, patois, argot I don't speak the lingo.

lingo

noun
1. A variety of a language that differs from the standard form:
2. Specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture:
Translations

lingo

[ˈlɪŋgəʊ] N (lingoes (pl)) (= language) → lengua f, idioma m; (= specialist jargon) → jerga f

lingo

[ˈlɪŋgəʊ] [lingoes] (pl) n
(= jargon) → jargon m
(= language) → langue f

lingo

n (inf)Sprache f; (= specialist jargon)Jargon m, → Kauderwelsch nt (inf); I don’t speak the lingoich kann die Sprache (hier/dort) nicht (inf)

lingo

[ˈlɪŋgəʊ] n (fam, pej) qualunque lingua straniera che risulti incomprensibile; (jargon) → gergo