ˈbinj-ˌwäch How to pronounce binge-watch (audio)
binge-watched; binge-watching; binge-watches

transitive verb

: to watch many or all episodes of (a TV series) in rapid succession
Even those of us who have bundled TV and broadband-Internet subscriptions from telephone or cable companies increasingly use them to binge-watch Netflix shows like Orange Is the New Black on an iPad … rather than flip through 500 channels to find nothing on.Rana Foroohar

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Buyers and CMOs insist TV advertising prices are too high, while TV sales honchos demand a premium for ads that are seen by more people all at once than commercials accompanying a random binge-watch or a YouTube influencer’s streamcast. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 14 May 2023 As viewers finish binge-watching Queen Charlotte, the brand-new Bridgerton prequel, one question comes to mind: What happens to Reynolds, King George's butler and Brimsley's love interest? Town & Country, 10 May 2023 Having rich-scented and different flavors of handmade popcorn while binge-watching a television series or watching a nostalgic movie can be one solution. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 21 Apr. 2023 So given Netflix has become so famous for its binge-watching model, why is the streamer attempting to get into live broadcasting anyway? Brendan Morrow, The Week, 20 Apr. 2023 Harper has been a Netflix DVD subscriber since 2005 and uses the service to binge-watch things such as British TV shows that aren’t available to stream. Heather Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Apr. 2023 Itching for a dinosaur flick after your binge-watch of Jurassic Park? Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 12 Apr. 2023 In fact, a binge-watch of RHOBH inspired my new novel, Advika and the Hollywood Wives. Kirthana Ramisetti, ELLE, 12 Apr. 2023 Buy 7-Day Free Trial Peacock Get the Peacock free trial here and use it to binge-watch all the Harry Potter films online free for seven days. Sage Anderson, Rolling Stone, 12 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

2003, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of binge-watch was in 2003

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Cite this Entry

“Binge-watch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


: to watch many episodes of a program in rapid succession
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