wig out

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Compare freak out, etc., and flip one's wig.


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wig out (third-person singular simple present wigs out, present participle wigging out, simple past and past participle wigged out)

  1. (slang) To become extremely emotional or excitable; to lose control of one's emotions.


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wig out (plural wig outs)

  1. A chaotic or crazy episode.
    • 2019 August 15, Bob Stanley, “'Groovy, groovy, groovy': listening to Woodstock 50 years on – all 38 discs”, in The Guardian[1]:
      “Let’s get high!” say Quill, Saturday’s opening act and maybe the most obscure name on the bill. They are also awful. They Live The Life lasts a leaden, eight minutes, ending in a percussive wig out with the band sarcastically chanting: “You’re so free!” This was played during one of the brief sunny spells, but you wouldn’t know it.