Origin of sloshed
- to splash or move through water, mud, or slush.
- (of a liquid) to move about actively within a container.
- to stir or splash (something) around in a fluid: to slosh the mop in the pail.
- to splash (liquid) clumsily or haphazardly: She sloshed tea all over her new suit. They sloshed the paint over the wall.
- watery mire or partly melted snow; slush.
- the lap or splash of liquid: the slosh of waves against the shore.
- a small quantity of liquid: a slosh of milk in the pail.
- a watery or weak drink.
Origin of slosh
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Examples from the Web for sloshed
If it somehow emerges that he was sloshed in that someone-please-take-his-car-keys kind of way, subtract 20.The Cain Sexual-Harassment Game
November 2, 2011
And because he adores obscure imported ales, cycling while sloshed felt pretty familiar, too.Biking While Drunk
October 15, 2010
Similar speculation about Zucker and the Post has sloshed around in the blogosphere before.NBC Universal Sees Red
July 19, 2009
And so they sang, and banged their mugs and sloshed their frothy beverage.City of Endless Night
He wakened O'Malley and they sloshed through the mud to their hut.
They sloshed across to the operations room and joined their flight.
He fished the fifth of gin out of his coat pocket and sloshed it.The Hoofer
Walter M. Miller
And they slogged and sloshed toward it, numb to all that was going on about them.Dave Dawson at Dunkirk
Robert Sydney Bowen
- mainly British a slang word for drunk
- watery mud, snow, etc
- British slang a heavy blow
- the sound of splashing liquid
- a popular dance with a traditional routine of steps, kicks, and turns performed in lines
- (tr; foll by around, on, in, etc) informal to throw or pour (liquid)
- (when intr, often foll by about or around) informal
- to shake or stir (something) in a liquid
- (of a person) to splash (around) in water, etc
- (tr) British slang to deal a heavy blow to
- (usually foll by about or around) informal to shake (a container of liquid) or (of liquid within a container) to be shaken
C19: variant of slush, influenced by slop 1
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Word Origin and History for sloshed
"drunk," c.1900, colloquial, past participle adjective from slosh (v.).
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