wing-ding

or wing ding

[ wing-ding ]
/ ˈwɪŋˌdɪŋ /

noun Slang.

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

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Origin of wing-ding

1925–30, Americanism; rhyming compound, perhaps based on wing
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British Dictionary definitions for wingding

wingding
/ (ˈwɪŋˌdɪŋ) /

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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