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Monday, December 28, 2015

Definitions for wing-ding

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

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Citations for wing-ding
Garp glared at Roberta Muldoon. "I loved her, he said. "I'm her only child. Do you mean I can't go to this wingding because I'm a man?" John Irving, The World According to Garp, 1978
Oh, maybe it all works out for, say, Ina Garten, whom I adore. That Barefoot Contessa—always throwing some sort of fantastic wingding…And if she's not throwing a party, she's being invited to one. How does she do it? Chris Lamorte, "Sweating your way to the party-hosting win: What would Ina do?" Chicago Tribune, October 2, 2015
Origin of wing-ding
The rhyming compound wing-ding is an Americanism from the 1920s.
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