One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lively event or party.‘the company's annual autumn wingding’
social gathering, gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, get-together, celebration, reunion, festivity, jamboree, reception, at-home, soirée, socialView synonyms
- ‘For 118 years, the sitting president nearly always has had the last laugh with closing remarks at an annual white-tie wingding called the Gridiron Club dinner.’
- ‘The past five years have been one big wingding for bonds.’
- ‘Tonight is the big wingding where all the parents who have accompanied their daughters to Mississauga can get together and mingle at the hotel dining room over a $30 buffet-style pasta dinner and cash bar.’
- ‘In fact, the only question that you should be asking yourself is: What manner of wingding should I throw?’
1920s (in the sense ‘spasm, seizure’, especially one associated with drug-taking): of unknown origin.
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