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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for plugged-in

Contemporary Examples of plugged-in

  • Dev Patel loitered around another corridor, waiting for his plugged-in phone to charge.

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    My Night at the Golden Globe Awards

    Ramin Setoodeh

    January 14, 2013

  • But something was lost when the unarmed, as it were, and solitary stand-up comic gave way to the plugged-in sitdown comic.

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    Telling the Boss Off

    Lee Siegel

    January 16, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for plugged-in



slang up-to-date; abreast of the times
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