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[wej-ee] /ˈwɛdʒ i/
Often, wedgies. a shoe with a wedge heel.
Informal. the condition of having one's underpants or other clothing uncomfortably stuck between the buttocks.
Origin of wedgie Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for wedgie


(informal) the state of having one's underpants or shorts caught between one's buttocks (esp in the phrase give someone a wedgie)
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C20: from wedge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for wedgie

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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Slang definitions & phrases for wedgie



The prank of pulling the underwear upward from behind by the waistband; melvin, murphy: the impression of leaping through the camera lens and giving the viewers a wedgie/ by pulling up their underpants to give them ''wedgies''

[1970s+ Children; presumably fr wedging the underpants between the buttocks]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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wedgie in Technology

(Fairchild) A bug. Probably related to wedged.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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