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wing-ding

[wing-ding] /ˈwɪŋˌdɪŋ/
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
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; rhyming compound, perhaps based on wing
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British Dictionary definitions for wingding

wingding

/ˈwɪŋˌdɪŋ/
noun (slang, mainly US & Canadian)
1.
  1. a noisy lively party or festivity
  2. (as modifier): a real wingding party
2.
a real or pretended fit or seizure
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for wingding
n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for wingding

wingding

noun
  1. An epilectic or drug-induced fit, esp as counterfeited to attract sympathy (1927+ Hoboes, prison, and narcotics)
  2. fit of anger; a violent outburst of feeling: going to throw a wingding they'll hear in Detroit (1933+)
  3. (also wingdinger) An energetic celebration or commotion; a noisy party; ruckus: Then they did their wingding out in front of the West Wing (1949+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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