LEGO

LEGO

[leg-oh]
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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Lego (ˈlɛɡəʊ)
 
n
trademark a construction toy consisting of plastic bricks and other standardized components that fit together with studs
 
[C20: from Danish leg godt play well]

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Lego
1954, proprietary name (in use since 1934, according to the company), from Dan. 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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