lingo

1 [ling-goh]
noun, plural lingoes.
1.
the language and speech, especially the jargon, slang, or argot, of a particular field, group, or individual: gamblers' lingo.
2.
language or speech, especially if strange or foreign.

Origin:
1650–60; apparently alteration of lingua (franca); compare Polari lingo language

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lingo

2 [ling-goh]
noun, plural lingoes.
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lingo (ˈlɪŋɡəʊ)
 
n , pl -goes
informal any foreign or unfamiliar language, jargon, etc
 
[C17: perhaps from lingua franca; compare Portuguese lingoa tongue]

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lingo
"foreign speech," 1660, possibly a corrupt form of lingua franca (q.v.), or from Prov. lingo "language, tongue," from O.Prov. lenga, from L. lingua "tongue" (see lingual).
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Lingo definition


An animation scripting language.
[MacroMind Director V3.0 Interactivity Manual, MacroMind 1991].

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Example sentences
The shoe salesman has a lingo all of his own, quite incomprehensible to the
  average customer.
If you're interested in career options at the labs, don't worry about
  understanding the lingo.
His naming system, known as binomial nomenclature, became the standard
  scientific lingo and is still used today.
That's marketing lingo for what's essentially noise cancellation.
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