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


2 [bing]
verb (used without object) Obsolete.
to go.

1560–70; origin uncertain Unabridged
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bing (bɪŋ)
dialect a heap or pile, esp of spoil from a mine
[C16: from Old Norse bingr heap]

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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Word Origin & History

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.

"heap or pile," 1510s, from O.N. bingr "heap." Also used from early 14c. as a word for bin, perhaps from notion of "place where things are piled."
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Example sentences
Binging on other people's money can only go on for some time before some one calls the bluff and starts asking for repayment.
For patients with bulimia, this means maintaining a weight without binging and purging.
Everybody would agree that a sensible diet is somewhere between starvation and binging.
Any suggestions on how to break the dinnertime binging.
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