wedg·​ie ˈwe-jē How to pronounce wedgie (audio)
: a shoe having a wedge-shaped piece serving as the heel and joining the half sole to form a continuous flat undersurface
: the condition of having one's clothing wedged between the buttocks usually from having one's pants or underpants yanked up from behind as a prank
often used with get or give

Examples of wedgie in a Sentence

He gave me a wedgie.
Recent Examples on the Web Even when sitting at a desk for an eight-hour work day, the Baby Boot jeans didn’t dig into our sides or give us a wedgie — huge wins. Erika Reals, Peoplemag, 17 May 2024 Time heals all wedgies, but there’s a reason Kyle Shanahan didn’t babysit Christian McCaffrey back in the day. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, 10 Feb. 2024 Maryland’s crowd is a mean-spirited bully, and Purdue gave them a two-hour, well-deserved wedgie. Gregg Doyel, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Jan. 2024 Even when sitting at a desk for an eight-hour work day, the Gap Baby Boot jeans didn’t dig into our sides nor give us a wedgie — a huge win. Erika Reals, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 Reviewers of all ages, including new moms, adore the cotton material that doesn’t roll down, give wedgies, or move around during intense workouts. Rachel Dube, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 When the results are gloomy, some poll addicts seem bothered by the fact that their level of existential dread is dictated by guys young enough to, plausibly, receive an atomic wedgie. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2022 Picture a pair of leggings that mix the comfort of activewear with the appeal of shapewear, featuring an intentional wedgie that carefully separates your buttcheeks, giving anyone a derriere made for its own reality TV show., 28 July 2021 Sport laughs at assumption and regularly gives expectation a fierce wedgie. Arkansas Online, 5 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wedgie was in 1939

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“Wedgie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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