wet willy

noun

plural wet willies
informal
: the act of wetting one's finger with saliva and inserting it in another person's ear as a prank
There's also Willy who loves to give wet willies in visitors' ears. Ryan Silvola

Word History

Etymology

from the personal name Willy

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wet willy was in 1993

Dictionary Entries Near wet willy

Cite this Entry

“Wet willy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wet%20willy. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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