Melvin vs. Wedgie

By Jaxson

  • Melvin

    Melvin is a surname, and a masculine given name derived from the surname. The surname probably arose as a variant of Melville, recorded as early as in the 12th century (as de Maleuin), in the 16th century as Melwin. The Scottish surname is recorded in colonial America in the late 17th century. The given name is recorded since the at least the 1870s (Melvin R. Laird, Sr. 1877-1946).

  • Wedgie

    A wedgie is the act of forcibly pulling a person’s underwear upwards from the back. The act is often performed as a school prank or a form of bullying.

    Wedgies are commonly featured in popular works, either as a form of low comedy or as a behaviour representative of bullying. In such works, briefs are usually the type of underpants that are worn by the victim.

  • Melvin (noun)

    A wedgie performed from in front of the victim.

  • Wedgie (noun)

    A prank in which a person’s underpants are pulled up sharply from behind in order to wedge the clothing uncomfortably between the person’s buttocks.

  • Wedgie (noun)

    a rebound, or block attempt.

  • Wedgie (noun)

    wedge-tailed eagle

  • Wedgie (verb)

    To play the wedgie prank on.

  • Wedgie (noun)

    a shoe with a wedge heel.

  • Wedgie (noun)

    an act of pulling up the material of someone’s underwear tightly between their buttocks as a practical joke.

Oxford Dictionary

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