soused

[ soust ]
/ saʊst /

adjective Slang.

drunk; intoxicated.

Origin of soused

1540–50, in sense “pickled”; 1605–15 for current sense; souse1 + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM soused

un·soused, adjective

Definition for soused (2 of 3)

souse1
[ sous ]
/ saʊs /

verb (used with object), soused, sous·ing.

verb (used without object), soused, sous·ing.

noun

Origin of souse

1
1350–1400; 1915–20 for def 11; (noun) Middle English sows < Middle French souce pickled < Germanic (akin to salt1); (v.) Middle English sousen, derivative of the noun

Definition for soused (3 of 3)

souse2
[ sous ]
/ saʊs /
Archaic.

verb (used without object), soused, sous·ing.

to swoop down.

verb (used with object), soused, sous·ing.

to swoop or pounce upon.

noun Falconry.

a rising while in flight.
a swooping or pouncing.

Origin of souse

2
1480–90; by-form of source in its earlier literal sense “rising”
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British Dictionary definitions for soused (1 of 2)

souse1
/ (saʊs) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for souse

C14: from Old French sous, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German sulza brine

British Dictionary definitions for soused (2 of 2)

souse2
/ (saʊs) falconry (of hawks or falcons) /

verb (intr)

(often foll by on or upon) to swoop suddenly downwards (on a prey)

noun

a sudden downward swoop

Word Origin for souse

C16: perhaps a variant of obsolete vb sense of source
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