Meaning of Lego in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɛɡəʊ/


mass noun Trademark
  • A construction toy consisting of interlocking plastic building blocks.

    ‘pieces of Lego’
    • ‘a vast Lego collection’
    • ‘Slowly, you take a few pieces of Lego and stick them together, as you once did as a child.’
    • ‘But anyone who hasn't looked at Lego toys since his or her own childhood is in for a rude shock.’
    • ‘As most geeks know, playing with Lego is superb training in math and geometry.’
    • ‘The kids and my young cousin Luke are getting Lego, every one of them.’
    • ‘Indeed, executives at rival toy firms cannot believe that Lego has so far avoided outsourcing its manufacturing.’


1950s from Danish leg godt ‘play well’, from lege ‘to play’.