Bingo Lingo, Bingo Calls Explained

Bingo LingoWelcome to the bingo lingo page where you can learn all about the bingo calls used. Bingo has a language all to itself. It’s colorful, evocative, funny and sometimes a little rude, especially where the nicknames for bingo numbers are concerned.

Below is a list of the most popular bingo lingo. They apply to both 90-ball and 75-ball bingo. If you’re going to use them, you have to be consistent with the game. For example, if it’s 75-ball bingo, don’t use 45: Halfway There. Some of the calls come in pairs so use them that way. For example, if you say 16: Never Been Kissed, you should also use 17: Always Been Kissed.

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The following list is comprehensive, but certainly not complete. New nicknames for bingo numbers are invented every day. If you can remember many of these calls, you’ll be sounding like a bingo veteran in no time.

  1. Kelly’s Eye / On its Own / At the Beginning / Start the Game / Number one, just begun / Buttered Scone
  2. One Little Duck / Baby’s Done It / Me and You / Buckle My Shoe
  3. Cup of Tea / One Little Flea / Monkey on the Tree / Dixie Lee / You and Me
  4. Knock at the Door / On the Floor
  5. Man Alive / Jack’s alive
  6. Just a Click / Tom’s Tricks / Tom Mix / Chopsticks
  7. Lucky Seven / God’s in Heaven / David Beckham / Hope in Heaven
  8. One Fat Lady / The Garden Gate
  9. Doctor’s Orders (“Number 9 pill”)
  10. Gordon’s Den (forename of current prime minister) / Big Ben / cock and hen / Downing Street
  11. Chicken Legs / Legs Eleven
  12. One Dozen / Monkey’s Cousin
  13. Unlucky for Some / Lucky for Some
  14. Valentine’s Day
  15. Young and keen / Rugby team
  16. Sweet Sixteen / Never been Kissed
  17. Dancing Queen / Often been Kissed
  18. Coming of Age / Now you can Vote
  19. Goodbye Teens
  20. One Score / Getting Plenty
  21. Key of the Door / Royal Salute
  22. Two Little Ducks / all the twos / dinky doo
  23. Thee and Me / A Duck and a Flea
  24. Two Dozen / Did You Score / Do You Want Some More
  25. Duck and Dive
  26. Half a Crown / Pick and Mix / Bed and Breakfast
  27. Gateway to Heaven / Little Duck with a Crotch
  28. Overweight / In a State / Duck and it’s Weight
  29. You’re Doing Fine / In Your Prime
  30. Dirty Gertie / Speed Limit / Your Face is Dirty
  31. Get Up and Run
  32. Buckle My Shoe
  33. Dirty Knee / Gertie Lee / Dirty Flees / Come in For Ya Tea / all the threes / Feathers
  34. Ask for More / Dirty Whore
  35. Jump and Jive
  36. Three Dozen
  37. More Than Eleven
  38. You’re Late!!/Top Date!
  39. All the steps (Novel “The Thirty-Nine Steps”)
  40. Naughty Forty / Life Begins At
  41. Time for Fun / Life’s Begun
  42. Winnie the Pooh / The most famous street in Manhattan
  43. Down on your Knees
  44. All the Fours / Droopy Drawers / Open Two Doors
  45. Halfway There
  46. Up to Tricks
  47. Four and Seven
  48. Four Dozen
  49. Copper / Nice and Shine
  50. Bulls eye / Blind 50 / Halfway House / Hawaii
  51. Tweak of the Thumb
  52. Danny La Rue / Chicken Vindaloo / Weeks in a Year
  53. Stuck in the Tree / The Joker / Feng Shui
  54. Clean the Floor
  55. Snakes Alive / All the Fives
  56. Was she worth it?
  57. Heinz Varieties
  58. Make Them Wait
  59. Brighton Line
  60. Five Dozen / Three Score
  61. Baker’s Bun
  62. Turn to the Screw
  63. Tickle Me
  64. Red Raw/ knock on the door/ you’re poor/ cats paw
  65. Old Age Pension / Stop Work
  66. Clickety-Click / All the sixes
  67. Made in Heaven
  68. Saving Grace
  69. Thats Rude / Two can chew
  70. Three Score & 10
  71. Bang on the Drum
  72. In for a Poo
  73. Queen B / Crutch and a Flea
  74. Candy Store / Grandmama of Bingo
  75. Strive & Strive / On the Skive
  76. 7 and 6 – Was she worth it? / Trombones
  77. All the sevens / Seventy plus Seven
  78. Heaven’s Gate
  79. One More Time / Seventy plus nine
  80. Four Score / Ghandi’s Breakfast
  81. Stop and Run / Cinnamon Bun
  82. Straight on Through / Fat Lady and a Duck
  83. Time for Tea / Fat Lady and a Flea
  84. Seven Dozen
  85. Staying Alive
  86. Between the Sticks / Dogs dicks
  87. Fat Lady with a Crutch / Fat Lady with a Cane
  88. Two Fat Ladies / All the eights
  89. All But One
  90. Top of the Shop / Top of the House / As Far As We Go / End of the Line

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