One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A shoe with a wedge 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 act of pulling up the material of someone's underwear tightly between their buttocks as a practical joke.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I grinned as I shoved his face in the snow and Thatcher administered the 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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They'd roll me up and dump me into the trash or give me a mean wedgie!’
- ‘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.’
- ‘So they got too may wedgies at summer camp back in the 70s.’
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