A feeling of personal embarrassment coupled with vicarious embarrassment for those present and not present who witness, create, participate in or are otherwise involved in a preposterous, ridiculous, or outrageous situation.
Origin: 1970s hokey disco theme song for Wehrenberg Theatre chain which caused a feeling of personal embarrassment coupled with vicarious embarrassment for current and future theater goers, creators of song, Wehrenberg Theatres executives who selected the song, musicians employed to produce song, etc.
The teenager got the Wehrenberg when his mom danced drunk to 'Mony Mony" at the wedding reception.
My role as a renaissance wench in my cousin's wedding gave me the Wehrenberg.
A person who works at wehrenberg theatres that has a bad rep cause people seem to listen to people who say what they want to hear.
Someone misjudged but does not care.
Jaimie is a wehrenwhore.