Green’s Dictionary of Slang

binge v.1

[binge n. (1)]

1. to drink heavily; thus binger n., one who drinks heavily; bingeing n., drinking heavily.

[UK]Sporting Times 1 Apr. 1/1: The ‘potent draught’ with which Mr Gladstone binged hiself up during his three hours’ [...] speech , was [...] a commixture of pigeons’ milk and Blue Ruin.
[UK] ‘The Last Lay of the Sopwith Camel Pilot’ in C.H. Ward-Jackson Airman’s Song Book (1945) 35: I’m going to a better land, They binge there ev’ry night, The cocktails grow on bushes, So ev’ry one stays tight.
[UK]N&Q 12 Ser. IX 345: Binge. Social gathering. As verb – to imbibe alcohol.
[US]Kerouac letter Nov. in Charters II (1999) 162: I am jess about dead drunk after 3 2 3 weeks of bingeing here in my own house.
[US]J. Ellroy Because the Night 163: Many recognized Bergen as a frequent heavy binger.
[Aus]Penguin Bk of More Aus. Jokes 379: The writer went back to bingeing and boozing and womanising.
[UK]Guardian G2 16 Nov. 7: One in three men, one in five women, is a binger?
[US]F. Bill ‘Coon Hunter’s Noir’ in Crimes in Southern Indiana [ebook] Mac hides out and binges a lot of booze.

2. (drugs) to indulge in a continuous period of crack cocaine use; thus bing(e)ing, using crack cocaine for long periods; also used of cocaine in general.

[US]R. Shell Iced 30: Bingin’. I usually do it about once a month [...] after I’ve received my check.
[Scot]I. Welsh Filth 333: When she goes, we binge on the coke we got from Ray.
[UK]Indep. Rev.w 28 Feb. 7: After a particularly bad bingeing session I had a bad paranoia attack.

In derivatives

binged (adj.) (also binged up, binjed up)


[UK]Hall & Niles One Man’s War (1929) 130: Jim was ‘binjed up’. [Ibid.] 292: The cadets did get binged up to the ears and did damage the piano.
[UK]‘Sapper’ Black Gang 291: Binged, old bean, badly binged.
[US]A.J. Pollock Und. Speaks n.p.: Binged, apparently feeling trim on account of having imbibed a few drinks (not intoxicated).
[US]P. Kendall Dict. Service Sl. n.p.: He might have been a little [...] binged [...] but he certainly wasn’t drunk.

In phrases

binge up (v.)

to cheer someone up, to enliven.

[UK]H.A. Vachell Quinney’s in DSUE (1984).