One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A construction toy consisting of interlocking plastic building blocks.
- ‘Indeed, executives at rival toy firms cannot believe that Lego has so far avoided outsourcing its manufacturing.’
- ‘The kids and my young cousin Luke are getting Lego, every one of them.’
- ‘As most geeks know, playing with Lego is superb training in math and geometry.’
- ‘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.’
1950s: from Danish leg godt ‘play well’, from lege ‘to play’.
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