or wing ding


noun Slang.

a noisy, exciting celebration or party.
a fit, either induced by drugs or feigned.
a fit of anger; a rage.

Origin of wing-ding

1925–30, Americanism; rhyming compound, perhaps based on wing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for wingding


noun slang, mainly US and Canadian

  1. a noisy lively party or festivity
  2. (as modifier)a real wingding party
a real or pretended fit or seizure

Word Origin for wingding

C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for wingding

1927, originally hobo slang, "counterfeit seizures induced to attract sympathy;" meaning "energetic celebration" first recorded 1949.

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