bingo vs lotto what difference

what is difference between bingo and lotto

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɪŋ.ɡəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɪŋ.ɡoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋɡəʊ

Etymology 1

Alternate form of bing, suggesting a ringing sound. Attested since 1925.

Noun

bingo (countable and uncountable, plural bingos)

  1. (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.
  2. (uncountable) A similar game or amusement in which participants tick off themed words, phrases or pictures as these are called out, or as they are mentioned, for example during a speech or performance:
    animal bingo (animal pictures), ABBA bingo (titles or lyrics of ABBA songs), buzzword bingo
  3. (countable) A win in such a game.
    There were two bingos in the last game, so the players split the prize money.
  4. (countable, Scrabble, US) A play where all seven of a player’s letter tiles are played.
Synonyms
  • (game of chance): housey-housey, lotto
Derived terms
Translations

Interjection

bingo

  1. Used by players of bingo to claim a win.
  2. (informal) Used when finding what one has been looking for or trying to recall, or on successful completion of a task.
  3. (informal) Used to declare “You’ve just made my point!” or “My point exactly!”
Synonyms
  • (used in bingo to claim a win): house!
  • (when finding something): aha!, eureka!, got it!, that’s it!, yes!
Translations

Adjective

bingo (not comparable)

  1. (US, aviation slang, chiefly military) Just sufficient to return to base (or, alternatively, to divert to an alternative airfield). (also written Bingo or BINGO)
    • 1993, Red River Valley Fighter Pilots, page 40:
      Well, the old pucker factor went up about 75 notches at that point cause that length of time would put my wingman below Bingo fuel, plus the thought of sitting in an orbit several miles West of the Yen Bai []
    • 2012, Larry R Gibson, Recollections of a Marine Attack Pilot, page 54:
      The first pilot to get down to this bingo fuel state would call, “Banjo 4, bingo fuel,” or whatever.

Verb

bingo (third-person singular simple present bingos, present participle bingoing, simple past and past participle bingoed)

  1. (intransitive) To play the game of bingo.
  2. (intransitive) To give the winning cry of “bingo!” in a game.
  3. (intransitive) To play all of one’s seven tiles in one move in the game of Scrabble, earning a score bonus.
    • 2009, Joe Edley, John Williams, Everything Scrabble: Third Edition (page 333)
      With IN on the board, he bingoed with OPERATING for 74 points, while Ann added the CO in front of it for 30 points.
  4. (intransitive, US, aviation slang, chiefly military) To return to base.

See also

Etymology 2

Perhaps related to stingo.

Noun

bingo (uncountable)

  1. (slang, obsolete) Brandy.
References
  • 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

Anagrams

  • Gobin, bigon, bog in, boing

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English bingo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪŋ.ɡoː/
  • Hyphenation: bin‧go

Noun

bingo m (plural bingo’s)

  1. bingo (a game of chance)
  2. bingo (a win in that game of chance)

Interjection

bingo

  1. bingo; expression to claim a win in bingo.
  2. bingo; expression to indicate that a hit has been landed or that one has an idea.

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiŋːo/, [ˈbiŋːo̞]
  • Rhymes: -iŋːo
  • Syllabification: bin‧go

Noun

bingo

  1. bingo

Declension

Derived terms

  • bingota

Interjection

bingo

  1. bingo

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biŋ.ɡo/

Noun

bingo m (plural bingos)

  1. bingo

Interjection

bingo

  1. bingo (all senses)

Greenlandic

Noun

bingo

  1. bingo

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English bingo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbin.ɡo/

Noun

bingo m (invariable)

  1. bingo (game)

Interjection

bingo

  1. bingo!

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English bingo.

Noun

bingo m (definite singular bingoen, indefinite plural bingoer, definite plural bingoene)

  1. bingo

Interjection

bingo

  1. bingo!

References

  • “bingo” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English bingo.

Noun

bingo m (definite singular bingoen, indefinite plural bingoar, definite plural bingoane)

  1. bingo

Interjection

bingo

  1. bingo!

References

  • “bingo” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Etymology

From English bingo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʲin.ɡɔ/

Noun

bingo n

  1. bingo (game of chance)
  2. bingo (win)

Declension

Interjection

bingo

  1. bingo! (to claim a win in bingo)
  2. bingo! (when finding something)

Further reading

  • bingo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bingo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English bingo.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil, Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈbĩɡu/
  • Hyphenation: bin‧go

Noun

bingo m (plural bingos)

  1. (uncountable) bingo (game of chance)

Interjection

bingo!

  1. bingo (all senses)

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English bingo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbinɡo/, [ˈbĩŋ.ɡo]

Noun

bingo m (plural bingos)

  1. bingo (game)


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian lotto. Doublet of lot.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɒtəʊ

Noun

lotto (plural lottos)

  1. a game of chance similar to bingo
  2. a lottery

Translations


Finnish

Noun

lotto

  1. lotto, (type of lottery in which a small number – often six, in Finland currently seven – of numbers are drawn from a larger pool, typically around 40 to 50)

Usage notes

  • The lottery game known in Finland as lotto is known by many names in the English-speaking world. See wikipedia link above for a detailed discussion.

Declension

Derived terms

See also

  • arpajaiset

Anagrams

  • lotot

Italian

Etymology

From Old French lot, from Frankish *hlot, from Proto-Germanic *hlutą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔt.to/
  • Rhymes: -ɔtto

Noun

lotto m (plural lotti)

  1. lot
  2. plot (of land)
  3. lottery
  4. stock

Verb

lotto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lottare

Anagrams

  • tolto

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