• synonyms


  1. Often wedgies. a shoe with a wedge heel.
  2. Informal. the condition of having one's underpants or other clothing uncomfortably stuck between the buttocks.
Show More

Origin of wedgie

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for wedgie


  1. informal the state of having one's underpants or shorts caught between one's buttocks (esp in the phrase give someone a wedgie)
Show More

Word Origin for wedgie

C20: from wedge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for wedgie


1940, "wedge-heeled shoe," from wedge (n.) + -ie. The underwear prank so called by 1970s, from the effect it gives the victim.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper