wedg·​ie | \ ˈwe-jē How to pronounce wedgie (audio) \

Definition of wedgie

1 : a shoe having a wedge-shaped piece serving as the heel and joining the half sole to form a continuous flat undersurface
2 : 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 Some full-coverage styles can lead to a wedgie, which will definitely kill any zen vibes during your vinyasa flow (and explains why thongs are so popular in this category). Kelsey Clark, Glamour, 1 June 2021 Say goodbye to wedgies and too-tight waist bands, because real pants are out and leggings are officially in. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 4 May 2020 And that unpleasant wedgie feeling some thongs can give after a full day of wear? Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2020 Even the seat-cushion bolsters are low enough to not give an annoying wedgie on entry or exit. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Sep. 2019 Even dads who relentlessly insist on socks in every sandal will admit that flip flop toe wedgies aren’t ideal. Simona Matovic,, 12 June 2019 Later in training, Marcelo held Neymar down (and maybe gave him a wedgie?) as Coutinho came sprinting into the frame with an egg to also smash on Neymar’s head. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, 12 June 2018 Just like Blow Up, Zoolander also takes a microscope to the loneliness and isolation bred by modern life—just with way more atomic wedgies. Cam Wolf, GQ, 15 Jan. 2018 Even dads who relentlessly insist on socks in every sandal will admit that flip flop toe wedgies aren’t ideal. Simona Matovic,, 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of wedgie

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Jun 2021

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“Wedgie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wedgie

chiefly US slang : the act of pulling the back of someone's underpants quickly upward as a joke or prank


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