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wedgie

[wej-ee]
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noun
  1. Often wedgies. a shoe with a wedge heel.
  2. Informal. the condition of having one's underpants or other clothing uncomfortably stuck between the buttocks.

Origin of wedgie

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British Dictionary definitions for wedgie

wedgie

noun
  1. informal the state of having one's underpants or shorts caught between one's buttocks (esp in the phrase give someone a wedgie)

Word Origin

C20: from wedge
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Word Origin and History for wedgie

n.

1940, "wedge-heeled shoe," from wedge (n.) + -ie. The underwear prank so called by 1970s, from the effect it gives the victim.

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