wedgie

noun
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 Even the seat-cushion bolsters are low enough to not give an annoying wedgie on entry or exit. San Diego Union-Tribune, "550-hp Jaguar F-Pace SVR: all claws, fangs and growl in a velvet coat," 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, al.com, "Fun beer-inspired gifts for Father’s Day," 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, "Neymar got egged during Brazil training as revenge for birthday prank," 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, "The Best Fashion Movies You Can Watch Right Now," 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, al.com, "Fun beer-inspired gifts for Father’s Day," 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, "Neymar got egged during Brazil training as revenge for birthday prank," 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, "The Best Fashion Movies You Can Watch Right Now," 15 Jan. 2018 And hey, nothing beats not having to worry about wedgies. Amy Mccarthy, Marie Claire, "Confessions of a Spanx Addict: What Happened When I Decided to Let It All Go," 12 Aug. 2015

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First Known Use of wedgie

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wedgie.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wedgie. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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wedgie

noun
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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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