a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.
verb (used without object), binged, binging or bingeing.
to have a binge: to binge on junk food.

1850–55; dial. (Lincolnshire) binge to soak < ?

binger, noun

1. bender, blast, jag, tear, bust, toot; orgy. Unabridged
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binge (bɪndʒ)
1.  a bout of excessive eating or drinking
2.  excessive indulgence in anything: a shopping binge
vb , binges, bingeing, binging, binged
3.  to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)
[C19: probably Lincolnshire dialect binge to soak]

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1854, "drinking bout," also (v.) "drink heavily, soak up alcohol;" dialectal use of binge "soak" (a wooden vessel). Noted originally as a Northampton dialect word. Sense extended c. World War I to include eating as well as drinking.
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