All of you who like playing bingo will have to know something about bingo number names. This is a specific list of words which have been given to each number drawn in the game. Yes, in the United Kingdom, the have been used for decades even the new online bingo sites use them! Now you will know all about them too.
Bingo Number Names Based on Ryhmes
In general, bingo number names are based on rhymes which are given to each number separately. It has been used by the callers who will announce a number. Then they will use a well-rhymed sentence in order to explain the number. Keep in mind that this is easy to understand and it is fun. Of course, you will need some time, if the bingo lingo is something new for you to get used to it.
Additionally, some numbers are defined according to their looks. Here we cannot see the rhythmic name calling, but it is possible to deduce which number was called thanks to the look of the number and the name a caller said.
Bingo Number Names
Below you will be able to see the full list of bingo number names (aka bingo lingo) which starts with 1 and ends up with 90. We will give well-known and the most common slangs for each number.
1. Kelly’s Eye- it refers to Ned Kelly and it is a military slang commonly used to define the number 1 in bingo. According to a legend, Kelly had a powerful amulet.
2. One little duck- This slang is used due to the fact number 2 looks like duck. Additionally number 2 is called Me and You, as a part of rhythmic slang.
3. Cup of tea or You and me- Both of these are rhythmic slangs and both of them are very popular.
4. Knock at the door- Rhythmic bingo lingo.
5. Man alive- Rhymes perfectly with five.
6. Tom Mix- After a hero of silent western movies, Tom Mix. ‘’Half a dozen’’ is used as well, due to the fact dozen refers to 12 in general.
7. Lucky- The nickname lucky is used thanks to the fact number 7 is considered to be a lucky umber in some cultures.
8. Garden gate- Rhymes with eight.
9. Doctor’s order- Number 9 was a laxative pill soldiers used in the WWII.
10. Den- It depends on who lives at the 10 Downing Street at that moment. Of course, this will depend on the current resident.
11. Legs eleven- It refers to the fact number 11 looks like pair of legs.
12. One-dozen- 12 refers to dozen (amount).
13. Unlucky for someone- Number 13 is unlucky for some people.
14. The lawnmower- The first-ever lawnmower had a blade of 14 inches.
15. Young and keen- Number 15 rhymes with keen.
16. Never been kissed- It refers to the age of sexual consent in the United Kingdom.
17. Dancing queen- Bingo lingo is based on the ABBAs song which refers to number 17.
18. Coming of age- 18 is the age of majority in UK.
19. Goodbye teens- 19 is the last year of teenagers.
20. One Score- There are 20 units in one score.
21. Key of the door- Age of majority in the UK.
22. Two little ducks- Number 2 looks like duck, so 22 are two ducks.
23. The Lord is my Shepard- After Psalm 23 (old testament).
24. Knock at the door- Rhymes with number 24
25. Duck and dive- Rhymes with number 25.
26. Two and six, half a crown- Based on the ancient currency used in the UK.
27. Duck and a crutch- 2 looks like duck and the number 7 looks like crutch, therefore the bingo lingo.
28. Two and eight in a state- Rhymes with word state.
29. Rise and shine- Rhymes with the number 29.
30. Burlington Bertie- After a music hall based song from 1900. Dirty Gertie is also used. It is derived from the name Gertrude, a person from the WWII.
31. Get up and run- Rhymes perfectly with number 31.
32. Buckle my shoe- Rhymes perfectly with 32.
33. All the threes- Peas, chips and fish.
34. Ask for more- Rhymes with number 34.
35. Jump and jive- A move used in dancing.
36. Three dozen- 12 is used for defining dozen (3×12).
39. Steps- Used from the 39 steps.
44. Droopy drawers- It rhymes with trousers, sagging.
45. Halfway three- Half of 90.
48. Four dozens- 4×12
50. Bulls eye- refers to a score from darts.
52. Danny La Rue after a drag entertainer or Chicken vindaloo from 2003.
53. Here comes Herbie- A Herbie, racing car has number 53 on its sides.
54. Man at the door- Rhymes with the number 54.
55. Musty hive- It rhymes with the number 55.
56. Shotts bus- After a bus which was used between Glasgow and Shotts.
57. Heinz Varieties- After Heinz 57.
59. The Brighton Line- 59 represents two starting numbers at Brighton.
60. Grandma’s getting frisky- Partially rhymes with 60.
62. Tickety-boo- Rhymes with 62.
64. Almost retired- Age when men are retired in the UK.
65. Stop work- When men must stop working in the UK.
66. Clickety click- Obviously it rhymes with 66.
67. Stairway to Heaven- According to Andrew “CIP” Lavelle.
68. Pick a mate- Thanks to Edward James Mackey II.
69. Meal for two, anything up- It is possible to refer to 69, a position used in sex.
71. Bang on the Drum- A rhyme based on number 71.
72. Danny La Rue- It rhymes with the number.
73. Under a three, Queen Bee- Both variations rhyme with the number.
74. Hit the floor- Thanks to Ann Fitzsimons.
76. Tombstones- Seventy-Six Trombones.
77. Sunset strip- After 77 Sunset Strip.
78. 39 more steps- 39+39 steps from the number 39.
80. Gandhi’s Breakfast- The number represents Mahatma Gandhi sitting in front of a table.
81. Fat Lady with a walking stick- 8 looks like a fat lady while 1 is a walking stick.
83. Stop Farting!- 8 represents bottom and 3 farting.
84. Seven Dozen- 12*7
85. Staying alive- Rhymes with 85
86. Between the sticks- Rhymes with the number
87. Torquay in Devon- rhymes with the number
88. Two Fat Ladies- Each 8 represents a fat lady
89. Nearly three- The number 90 is the end of the game.
90. Top of the sop- This is the highest number in bingo.