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.

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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 The result is a cinematic wedgie: a little too dark, a little too nihilistic, a little too empty. Peter Hartlaub, Orange County Register, "New ‘Captain Underpants’ is filled with holes," 1 June 2017 The end result is still admittedly less painful than a wedgie and should give Fox a payoff closer in line to The Boss Baby than its recent Wimpy Kid disappointment. Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie': Film Review," 1 June 2017 Able to leap tall buildings without getting a wedgie. Jon Niccum,, "Don’t get your panties in a bunch: ‘Captain Underpants’ is irreverent fun," 31 May 2017 Congratulations to Susan Russell who receives her atomic wedgie for being so clever, as well as a $50 gift code to ThinkGeek! Vincent Janoski, WIRED, "GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Nerds No More – Solution," 3 Apr. 2009

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First Known Use of wedgie

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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