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See also: Lingo and lìn-gò͘




From Latin lingua (language).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɪŋ.ɡəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈliŋ.ɡoʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋɡəʊ


lingo (countable and uncountable, plural lingos or lingoes)

  1. Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group, field, or region; jargon or a dialect.
    • 1846, Reynolds, George W.M., The Mysteries of London volume 1, London: George Vickers, page 327:
      "You see, ma'am, I can't divest myself of my professional lingo," observed Mr. Banks.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 12, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      She had Lord James' collar in one big fist and she pounded the table with the other and talked a blue streak. Nobody could make out plain what she said, for she was mainly jabbering Swede lingo, but there was English enough, of a kind, to give us some idee.





From Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ-. Cognate to English lick.



lingō (present infinitive lingere, perfect active linxī, supine linctum); third conjugation

  1. I lick (up)


   Conjugation of lingō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present lingō lingis lingit lingimus lingitis lingunt
imperfect lingēbam lingēbās lingēbat lingēbāmus lingēbātis lingēbant
future lingam lingēs linget lingēmus lingētis lingent
perfect linxī linxistī linxit linximus linxistis linxērunt, linxēre
pluperfect linxeram linxerās linxerat linxerāmus linxerātis linxerant
future perfect linxerō linxeris linxerit linxerimus linxeritis linxerint
passive present lingor lingeris, lingere lingitur lingimur lingiminī linguntur
imperfect lingēbar lingēbāris, lingēbāre lingēbātur lingēbāmur lingēbāminī lingēbantur
future lingar lingēris, lingēre lingētur lingēmur lingēminī lingentur
perfect linctus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect linctus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect linctus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present lingam lingās lingat lingāmus lingātis lingant
imperfect lingerem lingerēs lingeret lingerēmus lingerētis lingerent
perfect linxerim linxerīs linxerit linxerīmus linxerītis linxerint
pluperfect linxissem linxissēs linxisset linxissēmus linxissētis linxissent
passive present lingar lingāris, lingāre lingātur lingāmur lingāminī lingantur
imperfect lingerer lingerēris, lingerēre lingerētur lingerēmur lingerēminī lingerentur
perfect linctus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect linctus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present linge lingite
future lingitō lingitō lingitōte linguntō
passive present lingere lingiminī
future lingitor lingitor linguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives lingere linxisse linctūrum esse lingī linctum esse linctum īrī
participles lingēns linctūrus linctus lingendus, lingundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
lingendī lingendō lingendum lingendō linctum linctū

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