Why do we call them 'bingo wings'?

7 January 2020, 13:29 | Updated: 7 January 2020, 13:30

Referring to a woman's arms as 'bingo wings' is linked to this popular past time.
Referring to a woman's arms as 'bingo wings' is linked to this popular pastt. Picture: PA

Our caller was offended to discover the meaning behind 'bingo wings.'

Mystery Hour Question

Why do they call the loose skin under the arms of women of a certain age 'bingo wings'?

Jane, Welling Garden City.

Answer

James O'Brien answered this one for Jane, pointing out the obvious link between women of a certain age having 'bingo wings' and playing bingo.

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