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Bingo vs Toy - What's the difference?

bingo | toy |

As a noun bingo

is bingo (game ).

As a proper noun toy is




(wikipedia bingo)


  • (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.
  • (countable) A win in such a game.
  • There were two bingos in the last game, so the players split the prize money.
  • (countable, Scrabble) A play where all seven letter tiles are played.
  • Synonyms

    * (game of chance) housey-housey, lotto

    Derived terms

    * bingo caller * bingo hall * bingo wings * bullshit bingo


  • (informal)
  • (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!


  • 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.

    See also

    * Kelly's eye * man alive * lucky for some * Maggie's den, Major's den, Tony's den * one fat lady * doctor's orders * legs eleven * unlucky for some * on its own * sweet sixteen * key of the door, key to the door * two little ducks * thee and me * dirty Gertie * more than eleven * halfway there * tweak of the thumb * Brighton line * red raw * clickety-click * bang on the drum * trombones * one more time * stop and run * between the sticks * two fat ladies * top of the shop


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    (en noun)
  • Something to play with, especially as intended for use by a child.
  • A thing of little importance or value; a trifle.
  • * Abr. Abbot
  • They exchange for knives, glasses, and such toys , great abundance of gold and pearl.
  • A simple, light piece of music, written especially for the virginal.
  • (obsolete) Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.i:
  • Then seemed him his Lady by him lay, / And to him playnd, how that false winged boy, / Her chast hart had subdewd, to learne Dame pleasures toy .
  • (obsolete) A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim.
  • *, vol.1, III.i.2:
  • Though they do talk with you, and seem to be otherwise employed, and to your thinking very intent and busy, still that toy runs in their mind, that fear, that suspicion, that abuse, that jealousy […].
  • * Spenser
  • To fly about playing their wanton toys .
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • What if a toy take 'em in the heels now, and they all run away.
  • * Drayton
  • Nor light and idle toys my lines may vainly swell.
  • (slang, derogatory) An inferior graffiti artist.
  • * 2009 , Gregory J. Snyder, Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York's Urban Underground (page 40)
  • It is incorrect to say that toys tag and masters piece; toys just do bad tags, bad throw-ups, and bad pieces.
  • * 2011 , Adam Melnyk, Visual Orgasm: The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti (page 45)
  • I was a toy until I met Sear, who moved here from Toronto and showed me the book Subway Art.
  • (obsolete) An old story; a silly tale.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (Scotland, archaic) A headdress of linen or wool that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; called also toy mutch.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Having, moreover, put on her clean toy , rokelay, and scarlet plaid.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * boy toy * chew toy * cuddly toy * sex toy * toylike * toyshop


    (en verb)
  • To play (with).
  • to toy with a piece of food on one's plate
    Figo is toying with the English defence.
  • To ponder or consider.
  • I have been toying with the idea of starting my own business.
  • (slang) To stimulate with a sex toy.
  • * 2013 , Jonathan Everest, Lady Loverly's Chattel
  • He could see her hand go to her slit, and soon she was toying herself along, breathing heavily.

    See also

    * game ----