Definition of wigging in English:



dated, informal
  • A severe rebuke.

    ‘the presenter gave the PM a wigging’
    • ‘Neil gets a wigging for non-publication of a favourable review.’
    • ‘Grewcock appeared to be lucky to receive only a wigging.’
    • ‘He might suspect the young Briton could pull a political stunt by giving him a wigging.’
    • ‘No fund manager is going to get a wigging from the FSA, still less a belting fine, by buying and holding gilts.’
    • ‘You said that she probably gives him a wigging now and then: that is particularly apposite when one considers her courtroom persona, from both sides of the bench.’
    reprimand, rebuke, reproof, remonstrance, reproach, admonishment, stricture, lecture, criticism, recrimination, tirade, diatribe, philippic, harangue, attack
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