or wing ding

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Origin of wing-ding

1925–30, Americanism; rhyming compound, perhaps based on wing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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
  1. 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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