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1A shoe with a wedge heel.
- ‘The wedgies aren't too bad for dancing, a bit heavy but at least they go with my outfits.’
- ‘After several seasons of wedgies and platforms reigning supreme on the streets and in the malls, this year, heels run the gamut.’
2North American An act of pulling up the material of someone's underwear tightly between their buttocks as a practical joke.
- ‘So they got too may wedgies at summer camp back in the 70s.’
- ‘We used to shun them, mock them, give them wedgies and snicker when they played Dungeons and Dragons.’
- ‘They'd roll me up and dump me into the trash or give me a mean wedgie!’
- ‘I grinned as I shoved his face in the snow and Thatcher administered the 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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It's like a fire drill at school, with marginally fewer attempted wedgies.’
- ‘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.’
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