Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A period of excessive or uncontrolled indulgence, especially in food or drink.
  • intransitive verb To be immoderately self-indulgent and unrestrained, especially in food or drink.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a low obeisance; courtesy.
  • To cringe; fawn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A short period of excessive consumption, especially of excessive alcohol consumption.
  • noun A rapid and excessive consumption of food.
  • verb To engage in a short period of excessive consumption, especially of excessive alcohol consumption.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any act of immoderate indulgence
  • noun an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
  • verb overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From dialectal binge, to soak.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Lincolnshire dialect, binge ("to soak"), of Unknown origin.

Examples

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  • “One hour, 23 minutes and 42 seconds ago, Olive Snook made two alarming discoveries. First, that in time of duress the Pie-Maker’s penchant for stress baking was matched only by the petite waitress’s predilection for stress binging. Second, . . .”

    —Pushing Daisies episode Robbing Hood

    December 28, 2009