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[binj] /bɪndʒ/
a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.
verb (used without object), binged, binging or bingeing.
to have a binge:
to binge on junk food.
Origin of binge
First recorded in 1850-55; dial. (Lincolnshire) binge to soak < ?
Related forms
binger, noun
1. bender, blast, jag, tear, bust, toot; orgy. Unabridged
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  • Goes on a binge, doesn't show up for work, so they fire him.

    Nor Iron Bars a Cage.... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • But, returning to this binge for a moment, I don't see how it matters to you one way or the other.

    The Adventures of Sally P. G. Wodehouse
  • When this binge is over … when the rehearsal finishes, you know, how about a bite to eat?

    The Little Warrior P. G. Wodehouse
  • I mean, I had told Jeeves that this binge would be fraught with interest, and it was fraught with interest.

    Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
  • When he said "payday" they both came back "binge," and when he said "man" they answered "woman!"

    Problem on Balak Roger D. Aycock
British Dictionary definitions for binge


noun (informal)
a bout of excessive eating or drinking
excessive indulgence in anything: a shopping binge
verb (intransitive) binges, bingeing, binging, binged
to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)
Word Origin
C19: probably Lincolnshire dialect binge to soak
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for binge

1854, "drinking bout," also (v.) "drink heavily, soak up alcohol;" dialectal use of binge "soak" (a wooden vessel). Noted originally as a Northampton dialect word. Sense extended c. World War I to include eating as well as drinking. Related: Binged; binging.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for binge



A spree, esp a drunken spree; bat, bender: with the studios on an economy binge/ one last Ha¨agen-Dazs binge (mid-1800s+)


To carouse; consume

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with binge


see: go on , def. 9.
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