melvin(redirected from a melvin)
give (one) a melvin
To yank one's underwear up from behind until it is wedged between their buttocks, typically done as a prank; to give one a wedgie. I these pants I'm wearing are giving me a melvin while I walk. The group of bullies gave him such a bad melvin that he could barely walk.
A maneuver in which someone's underwear is yanked up from behind until it is wedged between their buttocks, typically as a prank; a wedgie. I don't know if it's the pants I'm wearing or the underwear, but I keep getting a melvin while I walk. The group of bullies gave him such a bad melvin that he could barely walk.
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give someone a melvin
tv. to jerk up someone’s pants or underwear, drawing the fabric up sharply between the buttocks. (It is assumed that some geek named Melvin goes about with his underwear in this uncomfortable position.) Tom came up behind Fred and, with a deft motion, gave Fred a melvin that he would never forget.
1. n. a studious or unattractive male. (Teens and collegiate.) Do you think I would go out with that melvin?
2. n. a situation where one’s underpants ride up high between the buttocks. (see also give someone a melvin.) How could anybody go around all day with a melvin like that?
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