wedgie

noun wedg·ie \ ˈwe-jē \

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

  1. He gave me a wedgie.

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First Known Use of wedgie

1939

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of wedgie for English Language Learners

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


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