noun British Informal.
Origin of wigging
verb (used with object), wigged, wig·ging.
- to be intoxicated with narcotic drugs.
- to make or become wildly excited or enthusiastic: She wigs out over every rock star that comes along.
Origin of wig
Related Words for wiggingbother, provoke, irritate, pester, needle, nag, exasperate, get, peeve, tease, dog, vex, nettle, pique, bum, irk, hack, gall, grate, bug
Examples from the Web for wigging
Historical Examples of wigging
"He has been getting a wigging and no mistake," one said to another.At Aboukir and Acre
George Alfred Henty
Just now she was getting rather a wigging, but she was remarkably calm.Long Live the King
Mary Roberts Rinehart
“By Jupiter, what a wigging I shall get,” whispered Dicky, in a terrible funk.Salt Water
W. H. G. Kingston
Yes; and the Major had you up to give you a wigging, as you call it, only yesterday.Trapped by Malays
George Manville Fenn
As soon as I glanced at it I saw that I was in for a wigging.Marguerite
verb wigs, wigging or wigged (tr)
Word Origin for wig
1670s, shortened form of periwig. Meaning "person who wears a wig (professionally)" is from 1828. The verb meaning "to behave hysterically" (usually with out) is attested from 1955, from notion in to flip one's wig. Cf. dash my wig!, a former mild imprecation (1797), also wigs on the green (1856), Irish colloquial for "a fight or rumble" (because wigs are likely to get detached from owners in such an event).
In addition to the idiom beginning with wig
- wig out
- flip one's lid (wig)