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 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 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 See More

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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 21 Sep. 2023.

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