lingo lingo  /ˈlɪŋ ɡoʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The lingo used by sociologists and such annoys many reasonable people.
  2. They camouflage it in health lingo because it sells better.
  3. Being wealthy and intense young New York intellectuals, Kit and Port Moresby glibly fell into lingo so appropriate that Noel Coward might have written it in a fit of melancholia.

News

  1. 101 Ideas: Red flags for homebuyers

    Sellers don't always disclose the whole truth to potential homebuyers, especially if they're eager to sell (or "motivated," in real-estate lingo). But you can't afford to get a professional inspection of every house you tour. So before you spring for the pro, narrow your choices by doing your own pre-inspection to spot potential problems.  
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fairport - East Rochester Post

  2. Aces wild at Four Oaks

    Do you believe in irony? The defense for irony presents the following case: Ace Forms, a company based in Pittsburg specializing in custom invoices, bills, certificates, manifests, tags, et cetera, held its annual company picnic and golf tournament Saturday at the Four Oaks Golf Course and recorded two aces, golf lingo for a hole-in-one.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Morning Sun

  3. Wampanoag teen prays at graduation in native lingo

    Wampanoag teen prays at graduation in native lingo (AP) — A Wampanoag tribal teenager dressed in traditional regalia has delivered the graduation prayer at Mashpee High School in his tribe's native language. Hundreds of people rose up for a standing ovation after Douglas Pocknett delivered the prayer at Saturday's commencement ceremonies.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "There is no high-tech lingo or business strategy that you can talk that is above my head," Hammer said in an interview. "I breathe this stuff."
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: MC Hammer Source: G4 TV

  2. "He does a great job," Heat forward Udonis Haslem said. "He can speak the lingo with guys. He can communicate on their level, but from a coach's point of view. He's a lot more vocal now, but I don't see a whole lot of other changes in him...
    on Apr 17, 2009 By: Udonis Haslem Source: USA Today

  3. "In the beginning, I used to give them written dialogues to speak. But, after a few days, they objected, saying they never spoke such words in real life. So, I had to give in to their demands and let them speak in their own lingo. Knowing your...
    on Dec 28, 2008 By: Mira Nair Source: Hindu

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