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

  • n. A shoe having a wedge-shaped heel joined to a half sole so as to form a continuous undersurface. Often used in the plural.
  • n. The condition of having one's clothing stuck between the buttocks, often from having had one's pants or underwear pulled up as a prank.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A prank in which a person's underpants are pulled up sharply from behind in order to wedge the clothing uncomfortably between the person's buttocks.
  • n. wedge-tailed eagle

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

  • n. a shoe with a wedge heel


Originally a trademark. Sense 2, from wedge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
wedge +‎ -ie (Wiktionary)



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  • I'm sure they would! The eagle just doesn't deserve this kind of nickname. ;-)

    December 7, 2007

  • Oh my! Click 'n Clack of CarTalk (NPR) would scarper through broken glass on their hands and knees to add that other definition of wedgie involving schoolboy tricks with underpants!! ;o)

    December 7, 2007

  • Nickname for Wedge-Tailed Eagle.

    December 7, 2007