noun British Informal.
Definition for wigging (2 of 2)
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
Examples from the Web for wigging
If you ever needed a wigging or any other punishment Id give it to you.The Arrival of Jimpson|Ralph Henry Barbour
He would show that young lady whether she could treat him so outrageously without getting the wigging she deserved.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
Either we won't be alive to bear the wigging, or else we'll be tails up.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge|Percy F. Westerman
As for trenchdwellers like myself, we never came in touch with them except when we were in for a wigging.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
That made him more wretched than ever; and it was only an ordinary "Colonel's wigging!"The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for wigging (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for wigging (2 of 2)
verb wigs, wigging or wigged (tr)
Word Origin for wig
Word Origin and History for wigging
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).
Idioms and Phrases with wigging
In addition to the idiom beginning with wig
- wig out
- flip one's lid (wig)