Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bingo n.1

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

brandy or any hard liquor.

[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Bingo, c. Brandy.
[UK]A. Smith Lives of Most Notorious Highway-men, etc. (1926) 202: Bingo, Brandy.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]G. Andrewes Dict. Sl. and Cant.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]‘Jon Bee’ Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc. 11: Bingo—a dram of any sort.
[UK]Lytton Pelham III 327: The old girl has lushed so well at the bingo, that she sleeps as if her next morrow was the day of judgment.
[UK]Lytton Paul Clifford I 58: His bingo was unexceptionable; and as for his stark-naked, it was voted the most brilliant thing in nature.
[UK]G.W.M. Reynolds ‘The House Breaker’s Song’ in Farmer Musa Pedestris (1896) 122: From morn till night we’ll booze a ken, / And we’ll pass the bingo round.
[UK]Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open.
[US] ‘Scene in a London Flash-Panny’ Matsell Vocabulum 98: Well, Bell, here’s the bingo—sluice your gob! But who was the cull that peached?
[UK]T. Hughes Tom Brown at Oxford (1880) 365: Some soda water with a dash of bingo clears one’s head in the morning.
[UK]Vanity Fair (N.Y.) 9 Nov. 216: Kinchins and cullies, all must have their bingo.
[UK]Leaves from Diary of Celebrated Burglar 34/2: Among those who called in at the Royal Mortar for their ‘bingo’ were several officers belonging to the military stationed in Dover.
[US]J.D. McCabe Secrets of the Great City 359: The Detectives’ Manual gives a glossary of this language, from which we take the following specimens [...] Bingo. – Liquor.
[US]G.P. Burnham Memoirs of the US Secret Service 98: ‘Take another “snifter”, Bill,’ suggested Drake, pouring out half a tumbler full of the bingo.
[US]Trumble Sl. Dict. (1890).

In derivatives

bingoed (adj.)

(UK society) drunk.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 80/2: since late 1920s.

In compounds

bingo-boy (n.)

1. a male lover of brandy.

[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Bingo, c. Brandy. Bingo-boy, c. a great Drinker or Lover thereof.
[UK]A. Smith Lives of Most Notorious Highway-men, etc. (1926) 202: Bingo, Brandy; Bingo-Boy, a great drinker, or lover thereof.
[UK]New Canting Dict.
[UK]B.M. Carew Life and Adventures.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]G. Andrewes Dict. Sl. and Cant.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]‘Jon Bee’ Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc.
[UK]G. Kent Modern Flash Dict.
[UK]Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open.
[UK]Duncombe New and Improved Flash Dict.
[UK]Barrère & Leland Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.

2. a gin-drinker.

[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. n.p.: bingo-boy a great Geneva Drinker.

3. (US gang) a drunkard.

[US]Matsell Vocabulum 11: bingo-boy A drunken man.
[US]J.D. McCabe Secrets of the Great City 359: The Detectives’ Manual gives a glossary of this language, from which we take the following specimens [...] Bingo boy. – A drunken man.
[US]Trumble Sl. Dict. (1890).
[US] in Life mag. (in Wentworth & Flexner 1960).
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 23: bingo-boy A drunk.
bingo-club (n.)

1. a set of rakes whose favourite tipple is brandy.

[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Bingo, c. Brandy; […] bingo-club. c. a set of Rakes, Lovers of that Liquor.
[UK]A. Smith Lives of Most Notorious Highway-men, etc. (1926) 202: Bingo, Brandy; [...] Bingo-Club, a set of rakes who are lovers of that liquor.
[UK]New Canting Dict.

2. a club of gin-drinkers.

[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. n.p.: bingo-club, a Club of Geneva Drinkers.
bingo-mort (n.) (also bingo-mot(t)) [mort n.]

a female lover of brandy.

[UK]New Canting Dict. n.p.: bingo-mort a Female-Drunkard, a She-Brandy-Drinker.
[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict.
[UK]B.M. Carew Life and Adventures.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]G. Andrewes Dict. Sl. and Cant.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]‘Jon Bee’ Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc. 11: Bingo-mott.
[UK]G. Kent Modern Flash Dict. 5: Bingo mot – a female dram drinker.
[UK]Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open.
[US]Matsell Vocabulum.
[US]J.D. McCabe Secrets of the Great City 359: The Detectives’ Manual gives a glossary of this language, from which we take the following specimens [...] Bingo mort. – A drunken woman.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.