One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A shoe with a wedged heel.
- ‘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.’
2North American An uncomfortable tightening of the underpants between the buttocks, typically produced when someone pulls the underpants up from the back as a prank.
- ‘I grinned as I shoved his face in the snow and Thatcher administered the wedgie.’
- ‘They'd roll me up and dump me into the trash or give me a mean wedgie!’
- ‘The group, run by 15 staffers and volunteers, also advises youth on how to ward off wedgies and other forms of schoolyard intimidation with their Child Assault Prevention Program.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘She wore a red tunic that didn't try to mask her extremely feminine and athletic figure and pants so short that she couldn't possibly receive a wedgie.’
- ‘So they got too may wedgies at summer camp back in the 70s.’
- ‘Anyone who disagrees with me is guilty of cheap demagoguery and will get what's coming when I'm doling out the wedgies and the Chinese burns.’
- ‘We used to shun them, mock them, give them wedgies and snicker when they played Dungeons and Dragons.’
- ‘It's like a fire drill at school, with marginally fewer attempted wedgies.’
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