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wedgie

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɛdʒi
 
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Definition of wedgie in English:

noun

informal
1A shoe with a wedge heel.
Example sentences
  • After several seasons of wedgies and platforms reigning supreme on the streets and in the malls, this year, heels run the gamut.
  • The wedgies aren't too bad for dancing, a bit heavy but at least they go with my outfits.
2chiefly North American An act of pulling up the material of someone’s underwear tightly between their buttocks as a practical joke.
Example sentences
  • It's like a fire drill at school, with marginally fewer attempted wedgies.
  • We used to shun them, mock them, give them wedgies and snicker when they played Dungeons and Dragons.
  • After that flour incident, someone slipped some ice cubes in my shirt, placed a big wad of gum on my pants, poured ink all over my hair, all topped with a big wedgie.

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