Words nearby sloshed
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What does sloshed mean?
Sloshed is a slang adjective that means drunk (and often extremely drunk).
Sloshed is just one of the many slang synonyms for intoxicated, including bombed, blitzed, plastered, hammered, smashed, wasted, trashed, and tanked.
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 sloshed may not even be able to walk or talk properly. In some cases, a person who’s sloshed 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 sloshed that he couldn’t remember anything that happened before he woke up in his car, which he had crashed into a tree.
Where does sloshed come from?
The first records of the slang use of sloshed come from around the 1940s. The verb slosh means to splash around in a liquid (or for a liquid to splash around haphazardly). Someone who’s sloshed has alcohol sloshing around in their stomach.
Sloshed and other slang terms for “drunk” often imply a messiness, sloppiness, or loss of control. Such 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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How to use sloshed in a sentence
If you made a drinking game out of CNN’s John King saying “yes, but…,” you would have been more sloshed than a Florida Democrat last night.What to Expect From the Election Turbulence to Come|Nick Fouriezos|November 4, 2020|Ozy
I had discreetly sloshed the muck in my Styrofoam cup onto the grass.Pop Culture and the Recession|David Frum|April 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If it somehow emerges that he was sloshed in that someone-please-take-his-car-keys kind of way, subtract 20.The Cain Sexual-Harassment Game|Michael Tomasky|November 2, 2011|DAILY BEAST
And because he adores obscure imported ales, cycling while sloshed felt pretty familiar, too.
As commuting to work by bike gains popularity, are more of us swerving home sloshed after happy hour?
Similar speculation about Zucker and the Post has sloshed around in the blogosphere before.NBC Universal Sees Red|Kim Masters|July 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST
His thoughts were far inside the earth as he dipped the jug into the clear cool water and sloshed it full.Astounding Stories, April, 1931|Various
Rain had sloshed down since midnight so that the gutter in front of me was a turbid little river.The Pirate of Panama|William MacLeod Raine
When he went back to the well he sloshed himself thoroughly in the horse-trough and went to the house.Other Main-Travelled Roads|Hamlin Garland
By noon Ermine's mind had been so sloshed and hail-stoned with new ideas that his head was tired.John Ermine of the Yellowstone|Frederic Remington
Twice a comber broke on the quarter and dropped a ton of water, which sloshed about the deck, drenching his feet.The Pagan Madonna|Harold MacGrath