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noun as in dialect spoken by a group

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The scientists wondered how quickly the pooches could pick up new lingo.

These points all have one thing in common in that we need to try and move away from the acronyms, verbiage, and lingo that was coined in a non-customer-centric world and based on optimization rather than value.

In mathematical lingo, a set that allows addition and subtraction is called a group.

All inaugurations are, in the lingo of security experts, high-value targets for attack.

Every industry has its own lingo that makes no sense in another context.

From Fortune

These are the standard selling points of the craft-distilling movement, with its locavore lingo, terroir talk, and handmade hype.

The “no-diet diet” lingo may sound trendy, but the idea has been around for decades.

She may be disappointed about the false appropriation of such Twilight lingo.

Writer Adam Gopnik learned Internet chat from his son, Luke, and quickly caught on to such lingo as ‘brb’ and ‘gtg.’

One review of the 1995 cult classic said it was defined by its “bubblegum hip-hop lingo.”

You baito where you are,” he commanded, bidding a comrade summon an officer, “or somebody who can talk the lingo.

These travelled follows are outrageous bores, with their bushy moustachios and outlandish lingo.

Because I do not patter the flash lingo with you, you appear to take me for a college professor in disguise.

The contrast when the good man got into the pulpit and began to pray in a borrowed, washy lingo—extempore in more senses than one!

I learned Pinky to speak a little English an' she learned me her lingo, an' we got along mighty fine.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lingo, such as: argot, jargon, patois, slang, vernacular, and vocabulary.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.