Meaning of little go in English:

little go

Pronunciation /ˈlɪtl ɡəʊ/


  • 1 historical A private (and illegal) lottery. Also figurative. Compare great go .

  • 2University
    slang (now historical). The first examination for the degree of B.A., Responsions. Compare "small", great go .

  • 3 slang Any of various minor or preliminary things or activities.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Sporting Magazine. From little + go.