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winge (third-person singular simple present winges, present participle wingeing or winging, simple past and past participle winged)

  1. To cringe.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, slang) Alternative form of whinge
    • 1992, Sky Phillips, Secret mission to Melbourne, November, 1941‎, page 45:
      Mostly, they were wingeing about the lousy cook and the same thing served too often
    • 1993, Michael Fisher, The Nightmare Man‎, page 169:
      His wife will winge her bloody head off, but Nev will come good.
    • 2002, Diana Wynne Jones, A Tale of Time City‎, page 41:
      "I'm miserable," Sam proclaimed, plodding behind with his shoelace flapping. "Nobody ever gives me butter-pies when I need them." / "Shut up," said Jonathan. "Stop wingeing."


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From Old Norse *víngi, a form of vængr, from Proto-Germanic *wēingô.


  • IPA(key): /ˈwinɡ(ə)/, /ˈwɛnɡ(ə)/


winge (plural winges or wyngen)

  1. A wing (arm that enables aviation):
    1. (cooking) The wing of an animal served as food.
    2. (medicine) The wing of an animal used as a medical ingredient.
  2. An object that looks like a wing; a depiction of a wing.
  3. A flank, section or portion of an army; a part of a troop.
  4. (figuratively) Any method of flight or aviation.
  5. (figuratively) A shelter, safeguard or refuge (as a bird guards its young)
  6. (rare, Late ME) A section or portion of something other than an army.
  7. (rare) An mechanical or synthetic wing; a device designed to enable flight.
  8. (rare) An object of little significance.