or wing ding
- 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
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Related Wordsshindig, madness, furor, temper, fury, violence, bitterness, resentment, excitement, mania, passion, irritation, frenzy, animosity, exasperation, obsession, indignation, outburst, turmoil, disturbance
- a noisy lively party or festivity
- (as modifier)a real wingding party
- a real or pretended fit or seizure
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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