- a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.
- to have a binge: to binge on junk food.
Origin of binge
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Examples from the Web for binge
Binge eating and purging does the same for someone with bulimia.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models
January 8, 2015
A table creaking under the weight of a Christmas banquet, a classic celebration of binge eating and drinking.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas
December 22, 2014
For men, excessive, or binge drinking, is defined as five or more drinks at one time, or more than 15 drinks during the week.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics
November 25, 2014
But Attack on Titan deserves to be respected as more than just another beautiful, easy Netflix binge.This Author Kills More Darlings Than George R.R. Martin
September 24, 2014
Binge drinking then becomes associated with high status and the ‘cool’ students on campus.Binge Drinkers Rule the World
July 16, 2014
When this binge is over … when the rehearsal finishes, you know, how about a bite to eat?The Little Warrior
P. G. Wodehouse
Goes on a binge, doesn't show up for work, so they fire him.
He turned east, northeast, east-by-north, like a compass on a binge.One Purple Hope!
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
Goes for weeks without touching the stuff, then he goes out on a binge that lasts for a week sometimes.
- a bout of excessive eating or drinking
- excessive indulgence in anythinga shopping binge
- to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)
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.
Idioms and Phrases with binge
see go on, def. 9.