wingding

wing-ding

[wing-ding]
noun Slang.
1.
a noisy, exciting celebration or party.
2.
a fit, either induced by drugs or feigned.
3.
a fit of anger; a rage.
Also, wing ding.


Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; rhyming compound, perhaps based on wing

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wingding (ˈwɪŋˌdɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a.  a noisy lively party or festivity
 b.  (as modifier): a real wingding party
2.  a real or pretended fit or seizure
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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wingding
1927, originally hobo slang, "counterfeit seizures induced to attract sympathy;" meaning "energetic celebration" first recorded 1949.
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