Definition of little go in US English:

little go


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

  • 2Oxford University and Cambridge University slang (now historical). The first examination for the degree of B.A., Responsions.

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


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


little go

/ˈlɪtl ɡəʊ/