plugged-in

[ pluhgd-in ]
/ ˈplʌgdˈɪn /

adjective Informal.

closely connected; in touch with what is going on; informed; involved: He's one of the more plugged-in advisers at State House.

Origin of plugged-in

1955–60, for literal sense

Definition for plugged in (2 of 2)

Origin of plug

1620–30; < Dutch; cognate with German Pflock
Related formsplug·ga·ble, adjectiveplug·ging·ly, adverbplug·less, adjectiveplug·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for plugged in (1 of 2)

plugged-in


adjective

slang up-to-date; abreast of the times

British Dictionary definitions for plugged in (2 of 2)

plug

/ (plʌɡ) /

noun

verb plugs, plugging or plugged

Derived Formsplugger, noun

Word Origin for plug

C17: from Middle Dutch plugge; related to Middle Low German plugge, German Pflock
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Medicine definitions for plugged in

plug

[ plŭg ]

n.

A dense mass of material filling a hole or closing an orifice.

v.

To fill tightly with a plug.
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Idioms and Phrases with plugged in

plug


In addition to the idiom beginning with plug

  • plug away at
  • plugged in, be

also see:

  • peg (plug) away at
  • pull the plug on
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