[ 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.
The Issue With Casually Using The Word “Binge”When we enjoy things, it is normal for us to indulge in them. There is even a handy little word we pull out just for these instances of indulging in something we love: “binge.” But, is using this word making light of serious disorders?
Origin of binge
First recorded in 1850–55; dial. (Lincolnshire) binge to soak < ?
Related formsbing·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for binger
Binger states that the manati was the totem of the Mande group, to which perhaps belonged originally the Susu and the Dyula.
The French explorer, Binger, in 1887 sought in vain for them.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for binger
/ (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 binger
see go on, def. 9.
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