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adjective Slang.
  1. drunk.
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Origin of boiled

First recorded in 1795–1805; boil1 + -ed2
Related formshalf-boiled, adjectivesem·i·boiled, adjectiveun·boiled, adjectivewell-boiled, adjective
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Examples from the Web for half-boiled

Historical Examples

  • It is poured out of a small cup made with the leaf on which the half-boiled rice had been placed.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • Wearied to death were we of potted meats, cabbage-soup, and half-boiled cod.

  • I'm afraid that is all as "dry" as bran, and as sad as a half-boiled dumpling; but I want to make it quite plain.

    Britain for the British

    Robert Blatchford

  • As I looked at it with a longing eye, the lid began to rise, and I beheld a half-boiled turkey stalk majestically forth.

    The Heroine

    Eaton Stannard Barrett

  • There were five times as many potatoes served to us as two men could possibly eat, and not one of them was half-boiled.