binge

noun
\ ˈbinj \

Definition of binge 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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) went on an eating binge binge drinking

2 : a social gathering : party

binge

verb
binged; bingeing or binging

Definition of binge (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to go on a binge bingeing on beer and pretzels binged and purged during her teen years

Keep scrolling for more

Other words from binge

Verb

binger \ˈbin-jər \ noun

Examples of binge in a Sentence

Noun

weekend binges are a serious problem at many colleges and universities a shopping binge at the mall

Verb

a program designed to educate college students about the dangers of bingeing
See More

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Padres signed the left-handed-hitting Ornelas for $1.5 million during the organization’s binge in the 2016-17 international period. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tirso Ornelas a key in TinCaps' doubleheader sweep," 25 June 2018 Think about that next time Netflix autoplays the next episode of your binge. Rob Tutton, Health.com, "The Surprisingly Easy Trick That Can Help You Use Your Phone a Little Bit Less," 14 June 2018 The Ultra's quad-core processor is more than enough to handle streaming 4K content and its included remote makes finding your next binge that much easier. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Today's Best Deals: Step Up Your Streaming Game," 8 June 2018 Figuring out his scoring binge, though, may be the simplest slice of his story. Adam Kilgore, chicagotribune.com, "Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly has gone from unwanted to unlikely hero," 5 June 2018 Have your Netflix binges become a bit too frequent? Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What June's Libra Horoscope Means for You," 29 May 2018 The criminals are the ones in fancy gear: Recall Paul Manafort and his million-dollar shopping binges. Sam Schube, GQ, "James Comey Is a Chelsea Boot Boy," 16 Apr. 2018 Spieth's 64 tied a tournament record for the lowest final round score and his birdie binge created an electric atmosphere at Augusta National. Nihal Kolur, SI.com, "Patrick Reed Wins the 2018 Masters," 8 Apr. 2018 The Philadelphia-region’s dominant chain of convenience stores is embarking on its annual hiring binge. Sam Wood, Philly.com, "Wawa adding 5,000 new jobs and building 25 new stores in mid-Atlantic," 22 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Get ready to binge-watch: CBS just announced its fall 2018 schedule, and there's a lot to look forward to. Temi Adebowale, Country Living, "CBS Announced Its Fall TV Lineup, Including 'Blue Bloods' and 'Murphy Brown'," 10 July 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in six adults binge about four times a month, downing about eight drinks in each binge. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "What too much alcohol can do to your health," 13 Apr. 2018 Maybe your teenager binged on your account and messed up your personalized recommendations? Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "You can see what Netflix knows about you, but you can't download it," 17 Apr. 2018 But, over time, eating foods that trick you into feeling full can lead to binging, overeating, and malnutrition. refinery29.com, "The Problem With Those Appetite-Suppressant Lollipops Kim Kardashian Is Advertising," 11 July 2018 Hip-hop aficionados gleefully binged on the eight-episode Netflix series Rapture upon its release. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Killer Mike on Working With 2 Chainz & Getting Advice From Nas: 'He Really Taught Me to Keep Being Intelligent'," 28 June 2018 Down nine shots on the first tee, Spieth binged on birdies. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Patrick Reed, fueled by doubters, wins the Masters by a stroke over Rickie Fowler," 9 Apr. 2018 Basquiat once binged on expensive electronics, then sat on the floor surrounded by his latest gadgets and cried. Stephen Metcalf, The Atlantic, "Jean-Michel Basquiat Is Still an Enigma," 24 June 2018 In this scenario, cardiac arrest happens only to people who binge on fatty foods or smoke too much or never exercise and do little to care for themselves. Sandeep Kapoor, STAT, "‘Angels in America’ again: It’s time to humanize addiction," 1 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'binge.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of binge

Noun

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for binge

Noun

English dialect binge (to drink heavily)

Verb

see binge entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about binge

Phrases Related to binge

binge and purge

Statistics for binge

Last Updated

20 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for binge

The first known use of binge was in 1854

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for binge

binge

noun

English Language Learners Definition of binge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

binge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of binge (Entry 2 of 2)

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

binge

noun
\ ˈbinj \

Kids Definition of binge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an act of doing something (as eating) to excess in a short time

binge

verb
bingeing or binging;; binged

Kids Definition of binge (Entry 2 of 2)

: to do something (as eat) to excess in a short time

binge

noun
\ ˈbinj \

Medical Definition of binge 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an act of excessive or compulsive consumption especially of food or alcoholic beverages

binged; bingeing or binging

Medical Definition of binge (Entry 2 of 2)

: to go on a binge a self-destructive pattern of smoking, starving, and bingeing —Carol Tavris

Other words from binge

binger \-ər \ noun

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on binge

What made you want to look up binge? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by word of mouth

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!