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What does plastered mean?
Plastered is a slang adjective that means extremely drunk.
Such words often imply that a person is drunk beyond a point of being able to function in even the most basic ways. Someone who’s described as plastered probably can’t even walk or talk properly. In many cases, a person who’s plastered is intoxicated to the point of blacking out—losing consciousness and probably losing their memory of what happened when they were intoxicated.
Example: He got so plastered that he couldn’t remember anything that happened before he woke up in his car, which he had crashed into a tree.
Where does plastered come from?
The first records of the slang use of plastered come from the early 1900s. The verb plaster means to cover something with plaster, a kind of paste that hardens when it dries. However, plaster can also be used as a slang term meaning to destroy by bombing (or, by extension, to knock down or injure, such as by hitting). Plastered meaning “drunk” may derive from this sense of the word.
Other slang terms meaning “drunk” also use imagery related to things being destroyed, including bombed, blitzed, hammered, and smashed. These terms emphasize the dramatic and harmful effects that alcohol (or other drugs) can have on the brain, resulting in things like memory loss, slurred speech, and the inability to walk without staggering or at all.
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Example sentences from the Web for plastered
Cianci spent the last several days campaigning in the Buddy-Mobile, an SUV plastered with posters of himself.Former Providence Mayor & Ex-Con Buddy Cianci's Redemption Tour Goes Bust|David Freedlander|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Inside the bus, the walls are plastered with famous figures over swirls of chromatic paint.
The delivery giant has, of course, paid the Snyder organization since the late 1990s to have its name plastered on the stadium.So Redskins Sponsor FedEx Is OK With That Racist Team Name, Too?|Michael Tomasky|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the streets of Cairo pictures of Sisi in full military garb are plastered on billboards and hang from lampposts.Egypt Prepares to Anoint a Dictator and Call it an Election|Jesse Rosenfeld|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was the apropos of nothing American flag plastered everywhere.Bruno Mars Super Bowl Halftime Show Review: Strange (Blood Sugar Sex) Magic|Kevin Fallon|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In some parts of Korea the houses were built of stout timbers, the chinks covered with woven cane and plastered with mud.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
They climbed a ladder and found the barn-swallow's nest plastered under the eaves of the barn.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
Rub the stain with this preparation, and expose the linen to the sun with the mixture plastered on it.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
The walls of all the rooms was plastered, and most had carpets on the floors, and the whole house was whitewashed on the outside.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
She was plastered with black mud from head to foot, and the tone of her grunting expressed about the top note of contentment.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur