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  • Rhymes: -ɪndʒ


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 vængr, from Proto-Germanic *wēingô.


  • IPA(key): /ˈwinɡ(ə)/, /ˈwɛnɡ(ə)/


winge (plural winges or wyngen)

  1. A wing (arm that enables aviation):
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Apocalips 4:8”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      And the foure beeſtis hadden euery of hem ſixe wyngis; and al aboute and with ynne thei weren ful of iȝen; and thei hadden not reſte dai and nyȝt, ſeiynge, Hooli, hooli, hooli, the Lord God almyȝti, that was, and that is, and that is to comynge.
      And all of the four beasts had six wings; and they were covered with eyes across all their body; and they didn't rest [through] day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, the almighty Lord God, who was, who is, and who will come".
    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 Middle English) 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.
  • English: wing
  • Scots: weeng