1. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);
- Example: "they don't speak our lingo"
[syn: slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lingo \Lin"go\ (l[i^][ng]"g[-o]), n. [L. lingua tongue, language. See Lingual.] Language; speech; dialect. [Slang] [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
lingo n 1: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" [syn: slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "lingo": argot, cant, dialect, gibberish, gobbledygook, idiom, jargon, language, langue, lingua, locution, mumbo jumbo, mumbo-jumbo, parlance, parole, patois, patter, personal usage, phraseology, pidgin, scatology, slang, speech, taboo language, talk, tongue, usage, vernacular, vocabulary, vulgar languageThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
Lingo An animation scripting language. [MacroMind Director V3.0 Interactivity Manual, MacroMind 1991].