Top Definition
To feel massively ashamed of past actions that you have personally done so that the suffered embarrassment tricks your body that you're about to have a heart attack. It is followed by episodes of further awkwardness and feeling uncomfortable for the rest of the day.
I looked at my yearbook today

And are you feeling nostalgic?

Not all dude.. the way I used to dress and my haircut were so awful it gave me a cringe attack
by flotrslv July 16, 2014
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When you remember an embarrassing moment in your life that you caused and you either cringe, hit yourself in the face or flail your arms because of it.
Dan: Yeah cool. *cringe attack*
Phil: Are you okay Dan?
Dan: .... *still flailing arms*
Phil: Oh your having a cringe attack.

... or something along those lines
by wholockianturns2page394 October 14, 2013

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