Antedating of "Bingo"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 1 17:45:08 UTC 2004

Boy, this one really slipped under the lexicographical radar screen in
pre-ProQuest days.  The OED and M-W have 1936, but it's all over the
Washington Post for a decade before that.

bingo2 (OED 1936)

1925 _Wash. Post_ 1 July 2 (ProQuest)  The "Bingo" game soon became the
big attraction on the grounds, drawing large crowds.

Fred Shapiro

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