noun \ˈbinj\

: a short period of time when you do too much of something

Full Definition of BINGE

a :  a drunken revel :  spree
b :  an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence <a buying binge>
c :  an act of excessive or compulsive consumption (as of food)
:  a social gathering :  party

Examples of BINGE

  1. <weekend binges are a serious problem at many colleges and universities>
  2. <a shopping binge at the mall>

Origin of BINGE

English dialect binge (to drink heavily)
First Known Use: 1854



: to eat, drink, etc., too much in a short period of time : to go on a binge

bingedbinge·ing or bing·ing

Full Definition of BINGE

intransitive verb
:  to go on a binge
bing·er \ˈbin-jər\ noun

Examples of BINGE

  1. <a program designed to educate college students about the dangers of bingeing>

First Known Use of BINGE


Related to BINGE

carouse, birl [chiefly Scottish], revel, roister, wassail

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal


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