Bingo Numbers’ Nicknames

The list below shows the nickname of each bingo number with variants. Remember that no list is definitive and some nicknames may not make sense. If you are planning to make up a list of nicknames for use in a bingo hall or at home, choose the ones that most appeal to you.

Bingo play using nicknames persisted in British Bingo halls until faster computer draws replaced air-blown balls. This is a way of announcing or repeating the Bingo number drawn in a humorous way. In a crowded, noisy room, it also helps to confirm the number called.

The bingo game starts with the traditional call to attention: “Eyes Down”.

 

  • One little duck, Baby’s done it, Doctor who, Me and you, Little boy blue
  • Dearie me, I’m free, Debbie McGee, You and me, Goodness me, One little flea, Cup of tea
  • The one next door, On the floor, Knock at the door, B4 Crowd says “and after”, Bobby Moore
  • Man alive, Jack’s alive
  • Tom Mix, Tom’s tricks, Chopsticks
  • Lucky seven, God’s in heaven, One little crutch
  • Garden gate, Golden gate, Harry Tate, One fat lady, She’s always late
  • Doctor’s orders
  • Downing street (UK Prime Minister’s address), Cock and hen (rhyming), Uncle Ben (rhyming), Tony’s Den
  • Legs eleven, Legs – they’re lovely, Kelly’s Legs Number eleven
  • One dozen, One and two – a dozen, Monkey’s cousin (rhymes with “a dozen”), One doz’ if one can
  • Unlucky for some, Devil’s number, Bakers dozen
  • Valentines day
  • Rugby team, Young and keen
  • Sweet sixteen, She’s lovely, Never been kissed
  • Often been kissed, Old Ireland, Dancing queen, The age to catch ’em, Posh and Becks
  • Key of the door, Now you can vote, Coming of age
  • Goodbye teens
  • One score, Getting plenty, Blind 20
  • Royal salute, Key of the door
  • Two little ducks (suggesting the necks of two swans), Ducks on a pond, Dinky doo, All the twos
  • A duck and a Flea, Thee and me, The Lord’s my Shepherd (based on 23rd Psalm)
  • Two dozen, Did you score?, Do you want some more?
  • Duck and dive
  • Bed and breakfast (traditional price was 2 shillings 6 pence), Half a crown (equivalent to 2 shillings 6 pence), Pick and mix
  • Little duck with a crutch, Gateway to heaven
  • In a state, The old brags, Over weight
  • You’re doing fine, In your prime
  • Burlington Bertie, Dirty Gertie, Speed limit (in built-up area, UK), Blind 30, Flirty thirty
  • Get up and run
  • Buckle my Shoe
  • Dirty knees, All the feathers, All the threes, Gertie Lee, Two little fleas, Sherwood forest (all the trees)
  • Ask for more
  • Jump and jive
  • Three dozen
  • A flea in heaven
  • Christmas cake
  • Those famous steps, All the steps
  • Two score, Life begins at, Blind 40, Naughty 40
  • Life’s begun, Time for fun
  • That famous street in Manhattan, Whinny the Poo
  • Down on your knees
  • Droopy drawers, All the fours, Open two doors
  • Halfway house, Halfway there
  • Up to tricks
  • Four and seven
  • Four dozen
  • PC (Police Constable), Copper, Nick nick, Rise and shine
  • Bulls eye, Bung hole, Blind 50, Half a century, Snow White’s number (five-oh, five-oh..)
  • I love my mum, Tweak of the thumb, The Highland Div[ision]
  • Weeks in a year, The Lowland Div[ision]
  • Stuck in the tree, The Welsh Div[ision]
  • Clean the floor
  • Snakes alive, All the fives, Double nickels
  • Was she worth it?
  • Heinz varieties, All the beans (Heinz 57 varieties of canned beans)
  • Make them wait, Choo choo Thomas
  • Brighton line
  • Three score, Blind 60, Five dozen
  • Bakers bun
  • Tickety boo, Turn on the screw
  • Tickle me
  • The Beatles number, Red raw
  • Old age pension, Stop work (retirement age)
  • Clickety click, All the sixes
  • Made in heaven, Argumentative number
  • Saving grace
  • The same both ways, your place or mine?, Any way up, Either way up, Any way round, Meal for two
  • Three score and ten, Blind 70
  • Bang on the drum
  • A crutch and a duck, Six dozen, Par for the course (golf)
  • Crutch with a flea, Queen B
  • Candy store
  • Strive and strive
  • Trombones, Seven ‘n’ six – was she worth it? (the price of the marrige licence)
  • Sunset strip, All the sevens, Two little crutches
  • Heavens gate
  • One more time
  • Gandhi’s breakfast, Blind 80, Eight and blank, There you go matey
  • Fat lady and a little wee, Stop and run
  • Fat lady with a duck, Straight on through
  • Fat lady with a flea, Time for tea, Ethel’s Ear
  • Seven dozen
  • Staying alive
  • Between the sticks
  • Fat lady with a crutch, Torquay in Devon
  • Two fat ladies, Wobbly wobbly, All the eights
  • Nearly there, All but one
  • Top of the shop, Top of the house, Blind 90, As far as we go, End of the line