Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bingo n.1

[? B for brandy + Yorks. dial. stingo, strong ale (OED) or SE binge (DSUE)]

[late 17C–late 19C] brandy or any hard liquor.

In derivatives

bingoed (adj.)

[1920s+] (UK society) drunk.

In compounds

bingo-boy (n.)

1. [late 17C–late 19C] a male lover of brandy.

2. [18C] a gin-drinker.

3. [mid-19C; 1940s] (US gang) a drunkard.

bingo-club (n.)

1. [late 17C–mid-18C] a set of rakes whose favourite tipple is brandy.

2. [18C] a club of gin-drinkers.

bingo-mort (n.) (also bingo-mot(t)) [mort n.]

[early 18C–late 19C] a female lover of brandy.