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binge

[binj]
noun
  1. a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.
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verb (used without object), binged, bing·ing or binge·ing.
  1. to have a binge: to binge on junk food.
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Origin of binge

First recorded in 1850–55; dial. (Lincolnshire) binge to soak < ?
Related formsbing·er, noun

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Historical Examples

  • The French explorer, Binger, in 1887 sought in vain for them.

    Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV

    John Lord

  • Binger states that the manati was the totem of the Mande group, to which perhaps belonged originally the Susu and the Dyula.


British Dictionary definitions for binger

binge

noun informal
  1. a bout of excessive eating or drinking
  2. excessive indulgence in anythinga shopping binge
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verb binges, bingeing, binging or binged (intr)
  1. to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)
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Word Origin

C19: probably Lincolnshire dialect binge to soak
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Word Origin and History for binger

binge

n.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with binger

binge

see go on, def. 9.

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