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LEGO

[leg-oh] /ˈlɛg oʊ/
1.
Trademark. a brand of plastic blocks that can be locked together, used as a children’s building toy.
noun, plural LEGOs. Also, Lego, lego
2.
one of these blocks, usually as part of a set.
Origin
abbreviation of Danish leg godt ‘to play well’
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British Dictionary definitions for LEGO

Lego

/ˈlɛɡəʊ/
noun
1.
trademark a construction toy consisting of plastic bricks and other standardized components that fit together with studs
Word Origin
C20: from Danish leg godt play well
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Word Origin and History for LEGO

Lego

1954, proprietary name (in use since 1934, according to the company), from Danish phrase leg godt "play well." The founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen, didn't realize until later that the word meant "I study" or "I put together" in Latin.

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