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From Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire dialect, binge (“to soak”), of unknown origin. Compare dialectal English beene and beam (“to cure leakage in a tub or barrel by soaking, thereby causing the wood to swell”).
binge (plural binges)
- A short period of excessive consumption, especially of food, alcohol, narcotics, etc.
- (by extension) A short period of an activity done in excess, such as watching a television show.
short period of excessive consumption, especially of alcohol
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to engage in a short period of excessive consumption
- Wright, Joseph (1898) The English Dialect Dictionary, volume 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 269
|Declension of binge|