- drunk; inebriated.
- eccentric; loopy.
- enthusiastic; keen: These days he's looped on rodeos.
Origin of looped
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of loop1
Related Words for loopedplastered, inebriated, befuddled, stoned, potted, lit, flying, inebriate, muddled, sloshed, wasted, glazed, flushed, stewed, crocked, intoxicated, buzzed, totaled, bashed, tanked
Examples from the Web for looped
Contemporary Examples of looped
He looped around in the grass, flanking the mine mouth, slow, quiet now, crouching a little.
Johnny looped thirty yards to the left, below the mound, then he turned and picked up speed.
He looped in his health-insurance colleague Fred McKay and, sure enough, I could buy insurance without underwriting.The Non-Problem that ObamaCare Didn't Fix
September 19, 2012
Hon. Tax Cut or who has fresh thoughts outside of a looped reel of Life with Father.The Last Days of the GOP
October 30, 2009
Historical Examples of looped
The like of that "looped and windowed raggedness" is hardly to be found in any other literature.The Man Shakespeare
The women wear it braided and looped up on the sides of the head.The Long Labrador Trail
"They haven't found us yet," said Morgan, surveying the looped end of the rope ladder.Slaves of Mercury
I examined the great screw and the looped nut that ran on it.The Upper Berth
Francis Marion Crawford
As quick as thought he whipped out his handkerchief and looped it on to the string.Follow My leader
Talbot Baines Reed
- a closed electric or magnetic circuit through which a signal can circulate
- short for loop aerial
Word Origin for loop
Word Origin for loop
late 14c., "loop of cloth, rope, leather, etc.," probably of Celtic origin (cf. Gaelic lub "bend," Irish lubiam), influenced by or blended with Old Norse hlaup "a leap, run" (see leap (v.)). In reference to magnetic recording tape or film, first recorded 1931. Computer programming sense first attested 1947.
"to form a loop," c.1400, "draw (a leash through a ring)," from loop (n.). Related: Looped; looping. Slang looped "drunk" is from 1934. Loop the loop (1900) originally was in reference to roller-coasters at amusement parks.
"Loop-the-Loop" is the name of a new entertainment which goes further in the way of tempting Providence than anything yet invented. The "Loop" is an immense circle of track in the air. A car on a mimic railway shoots down a very steep incline, and is impelled around the inner side of this loop. ... The authorities at Coney Island are said to have prohibited "looping-the-loop" because women break their corset strings in their efforts to catch their breath as they sweep down the incline, and moreover, a young man is reported to have ruptured a blood vessel in his liver. ["Philadelphia Medical Journal," Aug. 10, 1901]
see in the loop; knock for a loop.