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verb
  1. a simple past tense and past participle of light1.
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adjective
  1. Slang. under the influence of liquor or narcotics; intoxicated (usually followed by up).
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Origin of lit1

1910–15 for def 2
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British Dictionary definitions for lit up

lit up

adjective slang
  1. drunk
  2. drugged, esp on heroin
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lit

verb
  1. a past tense and past participle of light 1
  2. an alternative past tense and past participle of light 2
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Word Origin and History for lit up

lit

adj.

from past participle of light (v.2). Slang meaning "drunk" is recorded from 1914.

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lit

n.2

colloquial shortening of literature, attested by 1850.

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lit

n.1

"color, hue, dye," early 12c., from Old Norse litr "color," from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz (cf. Old English wlite "brightness, beauty," Old Frisian wlite "exterior, form," Gothic *wlits "face, form").

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