[ binj ]
/ bɪndʒ /
a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.
verb (used without object), binged, bing·ing or binge·ing.
to have a binge: to binge on junk food.
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Origin of binge
First recorded in 1850–55; dialectal (Lincolnshire) binge “to soak”; further origin unknown
OTHER WORDS FROM bingebinger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for binge
/ (bɪndʒ) /
a bout of excessive eating or drinking
excessive indulgence in anythinga shopping binge
verb binges, bingeing, binging or binged (intr)
to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)
Word Origin for binge
C19: probably Lincolnshire dialect binge to soak
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Idioms and Phrases with binge
see go on, def. 9.
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