What Does Wigging Mean in a Text?

Wigging means "angry" and "rebuke." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.


Wigging is a word that traditionally means "rebuke" (i.e., "scolding" or "telling off"). For example:
  • The students were given a wigging for their antics during the summer ball.
  • The British Prime Minister was given a wigging by members of his own party.


Recently, wigging has come to be used as slang for "angry." For example:
  • Mom is absolutely wigging that you didn't come home last night.
  • He is wigging with me for telling him the truth about Ali.

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meaning of Wigging


Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Angry" is the most common definition for wigging on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Rebuke" is another common definition for wigging.
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

An Academic Look at Wigging

Whether used with the meaning "angry" or "rebuke," wigging is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

Example of Wigging Used in a Text

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