[ 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
Definition for binging (2 of 2)
[ bing ]
/ bɪŋ /
verb (used without object) Obsolete.
Origin of bing2
First recorded in 1560–70; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for binging (1 of 3)
/ (bɪŋ) /
dialect a heap or pile, esp of spoil from a mine
Word Origin for bing
C16: from Old Norse bingr heap
British Dictionary definitions for binging (2 of 3)
/ (bɪŋ) /
a popular search engine on the internet
to search for (something on the internet) using Bing
British Dictionary definitions for binging (3 of 3)
/ (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 binging
see go on, def. 9.
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