1.when someone says something really unfunny and everything goes silent.
2. when someone goes on and on about something which is really boring
3.when someone makes an unwanted comment
(it can be signalled with the lifting of the hand )
person 2:"cringe" 'lifts hand'
The Cringe Channel (www.cringechannel.com) is a comedy site full of examples which perfectly exemplify this type of person
2. "Mate, I can't believe that Fred got wasted and fell down the stairs naked in front of that girl he fancied. That was cringe. Solid banter though."
2. The epitomy of "cringe": youtube.com/watch?v=g_vqb8jkOOs
Jessica: What's wrong?
Jane: I just remembered that I kissed Joe last night after that 5th tequila shot. I've got a bad case of the cringes.
American: "hey guys!!"
The general english public: cringe