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1. To succumb to extreme or irrational emotion, such as anger, anxiety, fear, bewilderment, etc. Now, don't wig out, but I had a bit of an accident while driving your car. Everyone started wigging out when the government announced food and water shortages.
2. To cause someone to experience an extreme or irrational emotion, especially anger, anxiety, fear, bewilderment, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "wig" and "out." These collections of horror stories really wigged me out as a kid. Nothing wigs out my parents like missing my curfew without telling them where I am.
1. Experiencing some extreme or irrational emotion, especially to such a degree that one loses control of oneself. Hyphenated if used before a noun. I came away from the meeting feeling really wigged out, worrying that I could lose my job. I know she's been wigged out with worry ever since Tommy ran away from home.
2. slang Heavily intoxicated with drugs, to the point of being insensible or out of control. Hyphenated if used before a noun. I was really wigged out on meth at the time, so I'm not entirely sure about what I said or did. A couple of wigged-out junkies came over begging for spare change. You might feel pretty wigged out while you're on these painkillers.
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Sl. to become intoxicated. One more drink and Wally will wig out. This guy has wigged out. Get him out of here.
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Become or make wildly excited or irrational, as in He'll wig out when he gets the bill for that party. This idiom probably alludes to the earlier flip one's wig (see under flip one's lid). [Slang; c. 1950] Also see freak out, def. 2.
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1. To lose control of one's emotions: I wigged out when I saw the lion. My parents wigged out on me when I took the car without asking.
2. To cause someone to lose control of his or her emotions: Their new song totally wigs me out. That haunted house wigged out the little kids.
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1. in. to lose control of oneself; to flip one’s wig. (see also wigged (out).) I was afraid I would wig out if I stayed any longer.
2. in. to have a good time at a party, etc. We wigged out at John’s little get together.
wigged (out)and wiggy
1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. The kid got a little wigged and slipped under the table.
2. mod. having lost control of oneself; having flipped one’s wig. After she heard the bad news, she was totally wigged out.
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