Bingo Calls – Popular Bingo Lingo

Oh! here come my favorite track, “Dancing Queen”. Wait a minute, here comes “Two fat ladies”. These Bingo calls are what makes the game of bingo exciting. Given is a list of popular Bingo Caller’s Lingo.


Experience bingo callers make the game of bingo that much more fun by using Bingo Calls. Bingo Calls are specific bingo terms used to represent the winning numbers in a bingo game. Since bingo is most popular in the UK, these lingos mostly originate from Britain.

Although there are some variations of bingo calls used by different regions and time, the most popular ones survive to this day. Here are a list of the most popular bingo calls and the source or origin of the lingo of some not so obvious ones for the whole 90-ball bingo numbers.

  1. Kelly’s Eye (Comes from the story of the One eyed Australian gangster Ned Kelly)
  2. One Little Duck (Comes from the shape of the number 2, which is shaped like a Duck)
  3. Cup of Tea
  4. 4. Knock at the Door
  5. Man Alive
  6. Tom Mix
  7. Lucky Number
  8. Garden Gate
  9. Doctor’s Orders (Originates from the olden days when Army doctors used a laxative pill know as Number 9)
  10. Cameron’s Den (Signifies 10 Downing Street, the offficial residence of the British PM. Changes according to who the current Prime Minister is)
  11. Legs Eleven
  12. One Dozen
  13. Unlucky for Some
  14. Valentines Day
  15. Young and Keen
  16. Sweet Sixteen
  17. Dancing Queen (Taken from the old ABBA Song, Dancing Queen)
  18. Coming of Age
  19. Goodbye-Teens
  20. One Score
  21. Key of the Door
  22. Two Little Ducks
  23. Thee and Me
  24. Two Dozen
  25. Duck and Dive
  26. Pick and Mix
  27. Gateway to Heaven
  28. Over Weight
  29. Rise and Shine
  30. Dirty Gertie
  31. Get up and Run
  32. Buckle my Shoe
  33. Dirty Knee
  34. Ask for More
  35. Jump and Jive
  36. Three Dozen
  37. More than Eleven
  38. Christmas Cake
  39. Steps
  40. Naughty Forty
  41. Time for Fun
  42. Winnie the Pooh
  43. Down on your Knees
  44. Droopy Drawers
  45. Halfway There
  46. Up to Tricks
  47. Four and Seven
  48. Four Dozen
  49. PC (Comes from a popular radio show in 1940s UK called “PC 49″)
  50. Half a Century
  51. Tweak of the Thumb
  52. Danny La Rue (Danny La Rue, was a well-know British drag artist)
  53. Stuck in the Tree
  54. Clean the Floor
  55. Snakes Alive
  56. Was she worth it? (Origin of this number is a bit dubious though some people take it as referring to a question to a 56 year old married man)
  57. Heinz Varieties (Refers to the old days when Heinz baked beans have 57 varieties. Today, they actually have thousands)
  58. Make them Wait
  59. Brighton Line
  60. Five Dozen
  61. Bakers Bun
  62. Turn on the Screw
  63. Tickle Me 63
  64. Red Raw
  65. Old Age Pension (Comes from the British age of retirement. They are about to change this year, making it non-compulsory)
  66. Clickety Click
  67. Made in Heaven
  68. Saving Grace
  69. Either Way Up or Up and Down
  70. Three Score & Ten (“Score” is a very old word meaning 20. Also found in the Bible)
  71. Bang on the Drum
  72. Six Dozen
  73. Queen B
  74. Candy Store
  75. Strive & Strive
  76. Trombones (Refers to the brass section musical piece ’76 trombones’ usually played in parades)
  77. Sunset Strip (Taken from an American Hit TV Show)
  78. Heavens Gate
  79. One More Time
  80. Eight & Blank
  81. Stop & Run
  82. Straight On Through
  83. Time for Tea
  84. Seven Dozen
  85. Staying Alive
  86. Between the Sticks
  87. Torquay in Devon
  88. Two Fat Ladies
  89. Nearly There
  90. Top of the Shop


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