[ binj ]
See synonyms for: bingebingedbingeingbinging on

  1. a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.

verb (used without object),binged, binge·ing or bing·ing.
  1. to have a binge: to binge on junk food.

Origin of binge

First recorded in 1850–55; dialectal (Lincolnshire) binge “to soak”; further origin unknown

Other words for binge

Other words from binge

  • bing·er, noun

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How to use binge in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for binge


/ (bɪndʒ) /

  1. a bout of excessive eating or drinking

  2. excessive indulgence in anything: a shopping binge

verbbinges, bingeing, binging or binged (intr)
  1. to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)

Origin of binge

C19: probably Lincolnshire dialect binge to soak

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Other Idioms and Phrases with binge


see go on, def. 9.

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