Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A scolding. See wig 3, verb

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  • verb Present participle of wig.
  • noun uncountable The action of the verb to wig.
  • noun countable, UK, colloquial, dated A telling-off or reprimand.

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  • noun British slang for a scolding

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If I was going to face a good wigging from the chaps at the village pub, it would need to be for more than a few Hollywood babes lounging around a pool looking bored with their fake tans*

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  • It does not take membership of the Euro for a nation state to achieve financial prudence - simple self-discipline on the part of its Finance Minister will do that - but getting a public wigging from the EU's Economics Affairs Commissioner is something which most governments would doubtless avoid, though it is well known that the EU will never take any really painful action against one of the big boys.

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  • It does not take membership of the Euro for a nation state to achieve financial prudence - simple self-discipline on the part of its Finance Minister will do that - but getting a public wigging from the EU's Economics Affairs Commissioner is something which most governments would doubtless avoid, though it is well known that the EU will never take any really painful action against one of the big boys.

    Saved by the Irish, begorrah!

  • It was about your conduct generally, and I had made up my mind to have you here and give you what you would call a wigging, Archie -- eh?

    Trapped by Malays A Tale of Bayonet and Kris

  • It was only a question of time before he discovered something of what life at Lancaster Gate meant -- his enlightenment beginning upon an afternoon when, arriving unexpectedly, and being left by Eliza to find Cecilia for himself, he had the good fortune to overhear Mrs. Rainham in one of her best efforts -- a "wigging" to which Avice and

    Back to Billabong

  • The rest of the crew were too deeply interested in the vague streak of color on the horizon to pay any attention to the "wigging" of the man at the masthead.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"

  • It was somewhat late that afternoon when Shelton had his "wigging"; nor did it seem to him, hypnotised by the momentary absence of Antonia, such

    The Island Pharisees

  • It was somewhat late that afternoon when Shelton had his "wigging"; nor did it seem to him, hypnotised by the momentary absence of Antonia, such

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  • Bob Roberts, although feeling far from exalted now, did not in anywise believe in the possibility of receiving what his companion euphoniously termed a "wigging," and with a good deal of his customary independent, and rather impudent, swagger he followed the orderly to a cool lamp-lit room, where sat in solemn conclave, the resident, Major Sandars, and

    Middy and Ensign

  • "No, sir," came in a low murmur, and the culprit who had gone to sleep sat and shivered as he thought of the "wigging," as he termed it, that would be his when he went back on board the gunboat; and as the boat rocked now in regular motion the darkness seemed to grow more profound, while the silence to the midshipman seemed to be awful.

    Fitz the Filibuster

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