from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Language that is unintelligible or unfamiliar.
- n. The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or discipline: spoke to me in the lingo of fundamentalism. See Synonyms at dialect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region; jargon or a dialect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Language; speech; dialect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Language; speech; especially, a peculiar kind of speech, more or less unintelligible; a dialect.
- n. A large leguminous tree, Pterocarpus Indicus, or its wood. See kiabooca-wood.
- n. The weight attached to the heddle-cord in a Jacquard loom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Grimm, in what he called the lingo of the country.
"I'm just shocked to hear ... the new lingo from the governor, talking about Obamacare," Meek said.
Here's the official lingo from the Boykin Spaniel Society ...
While I take issue with that statement (see above), and I'm sure it's true in some cases, the real reason leaders should stop already with the sports lingo is much simpler: It's annoying, and it makes you look inauthentic.
For me, lingo is like acronyms; I find myself constantly looking things up to remind myself what they mean even though I've heard them and in some cases used them dozens of times.
I think your drug lingo is off, Julian. blotter and windowpane are two different preparations of acid.
The lingo is that Hog Heads are used in making tamales.
Possibly this is one of the most visionary sci-fi books I have ever read, and so chock full of controversial ideas (let alone nonlinear narrative, bizarre writing style, and strange futuristic pidgin lingo) that it surely has to make this list.
The dialogue is so fast and full of quick-witted lingo from the 1930s that it is hard to keep up.
Sorry, but recently the word ‘gay’ means lame in lingo urban terms.