binge /bɪn(d)ʒ / ‹informal›

b

I. noun

a period of excessive indulgence in an activity, especially drinking alcohol or eating

he went on a binge and was in no shape to drive.
II. verb [no obj.]

1. indulge in an activity, especially eating, to excess

she binged on ice cream.
III. derivatives

binger
noun


– origin mid 19th cent.: from English dialect binge ‘to soak a wooden vessel’.

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