From Leicestershire and Northamptonshire dialect, binge (“to soak”), of unknown origin. Compare dialectal English beene and beam (“to cure leakage in a tub or barrel by soaking, thereby causing the wood to swell”).
binge (plural binges)
- A short period of excessive consumption, especially of food, alcohol, narcotics, etc.
- (by extension) A compressed period of an activity done in excess, such as watching a television show.
short period of excessive consumption, especially of alcohol
short period of an activity done in excess
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- To engage in a short period of excessive consumption, especially of excessive alcohol consumption.
- I binged on ice cream.
- 2017 January 12, Arwa Mahdawi, “Generation treat yo' self: the problem with 'self-care'”, in The Guardian:
- It’s nice to think that our bubble baths and personal time might have a larger political purpose (“Um, Foucault! I’m not just bingeing Netflix – I’m engaging in Platonic political philosophy in order to better serve others!”), but more often than not, our acts of self-care are simply acts of privilege.
to engage in a short period of excessive consumption
- Wright, Joseph (1898) The English Dialect Dictionary, volume 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 269
|Declension of binge|