Main definitions of leggo in English

: leggo1leggo2

leggo1

Pronunciation /ˈlɛɡəʊ/

noun

(also lago)
Caribbean
  • A type of calypso usually performed at carnivals, having a strong percussive element and compelling rhythms. Also: the refrain of such a song, typically comprising one or a few words sung as a response.

adjective

(also lago)
slang Caribbean
  • Out of control, wild. Chiefly in "leggo beast" (also lagobis) (derogatory): an animal that has got loose or gone wild; a person likened to this.

Origin

1940s. Representing a regional or colloquial pronunciation of let go, with assimilation of the consonants in the medial cluster.

Main definitions of leggo in English

: leggo1leggo2

leggo2

Pronunciation /lɛˈɡəʊ/

verb

(also le'go)
  • 1To relinquish one's grip on someone or something; to let go. Chiefly informal. In imperative.

  • 2Caribbean In other parts of the verb, especially the infinitive.

    Not found in any form corresponding to the present participle letting go.

  • 3Caribbean To let out without restraint; especially to say (something) in an unrestrained, forthright, or abusive manner.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in ‘Mark Twain’ (1835–1910), author and lecturer (real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens). Representing a colloquial or regional pronunciation of let go, with assimilation of the consonants in the medial cluster.