Melvin vs Wedgie - What's the difference?

melvin | wedgie |

Melvin is a see also of wedgie.


As nouns the difference between melvin and wedgie

is that melvin is a wedgie performed from in front of the victim while wedgie is (slang) 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.

melvin

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • * 1824 , The Life of Andrew Melville, W. Blackwood (1824), page 416:
  • Melville always wrote his name Melvinus'' in Latin, and he is often called ''Melvin''''' in English. Hence some have concluded that '''''Melvin'' , and not ''Melville , was his proper name. But they are merely different modes of pronouncing the same family appellation.
  • transferred from the surname.
  • * 1976 , My Life on Trial: An Autobiography , Morrow, ISBN 0688030858, page 21:
  • And for some reason, they called me Pete. My mother, who probably dug up the name Melvin from some romantic novel about Englishmen drinking tea, cringed at the "Pete".
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    wedgie

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (slang) 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.
  • * {{quote-news
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  • wedge-tailed eagle
  • * 2003 , Susannah Farfor, David Andrew, Hugh Finlay, Northern Territory (page 27)
  • The white-bellied sea eagle is almost as big as a wedgie and handsomely marked in grey and white.

    Synonyms

    * (prank) snuggie

    Derived terms

    * atomic wedgie

    See also

    * melvin

    Verb

  • (slang) To play the wedgie prank on.
  • * 1989 , Michael Moffatt, Coming of Age in New Jersey (page 86)
  • Last year's juniors had wedgied last year's freshmen, and then each freshman victim had happily joined the patrol, its aficionados claimed.