binge

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

Origin of binge

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

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bing

2
[bing]
verb (used without object) Obsolete.
  1. to go.

Origin of bing

2
First recorded in 1560–70; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for binging

Contemporary Examples of binging

  • The very freshmen currently binging on fraternity row could be delivering a seminar paper on Lady Macbeth—the onus is on teachers.

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British Dictionary definitions for binging

bing

noun
  1. dialect a heap or pile, esp of spoil from a mine

Word Origin for bing

C16: from Old Norse bingr heap

Bing

noun
  1. a popular search engine on the internet
verb
  1. to search for (something on the internet) using Bing

binge

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

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.

bing

n.

"heap or pile," 1510s, from Old Norse bingr "heap." Also used from early 14c. as a word for bin, perhaps from notion of "place where things are piled."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with binging

binge

see go on, def. 9.

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