Definition of binge drinking in English:

binge drinking


  • [mass noun] The consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time.

    ‘teenagers as young as 16 admit to binge drinking’
    • ‘At the college level binge drinking was reported by 65 percent of drinkers, the highest level in the nation.’
    • ‘The Department of Health, in a bid to curb binge drinking among young people, pushed for a 50 per cent increase in duty on spirits.’
    • ‘Frequent binge drinking increased from 5% to 12% for the same period.’
    • ‘Opening later encourages sensible drinking, rather than binge drinking in short periods.’
    • ‘Last month the Home Office also announced proposals to help tackle the culture of binge drinking.’
    • ‘The first step is to tackle the blight of binge drinking.’
    • ‘In pregnant human females, one ill-timed bout of binge drinking may produce permanent fetal damage.’
    • ‘Nor should there be any doubt that our society's fondness for binge drinking is related to the spreading epidemic of extreme casual violence.’
    • ‘Ministers have rejected proposals - supported by supermarkets - to introduce a minimum price for alcohol to stop binge drinking.’
    • ‘There have been quite a few documentaries recently on binge drinking.’
    • ‘Furnham was speaking in advance of the release of a report on binge drinking to which he has contributed.’
    • ‘A policy to tackle binge drinking was published by the Government last month.’
    • ‘Binge drinking has been elevated to the national sport.’
    • ‘Binge drinking among adults inevitably sets a bad example for young people who want to be "more grown up".’
    • ‘Other studies have linked binge drinking to breast cancer.’
    • ‘Early exposure to the culture of binge drinking can do terrible harm to a child.’


binge drinking

/ˈbɪn(d)ʒ drɪnkɪŋ/