adjective Slang.

intoxicated; drunk.

Nearby words

  1. trash fish,
  2. trash rack,
  3. trash talk,
  4. trash-talk,
  5. trash-talking,
  6. trasher,
  7. trashman,
  8. trashy,
  9. trasimene,
  10. trasimeno

Origin of trashed

1925–30, for an earlier sense; trash + -ed2

Related formsun·trashed, adjective




anything worthless, useless, or discarded; rubbish.
foolish or pointless ideas, talk, or writing; nonsense.
a worthless or disreputable person.
such persons collectively.
literary or artistic material of poor or inferior quality.
broken or torn bits, as twigs, splinters, rags, or the like.
something that is broken or lopped off from anything in preparing it for use.
the refuse of sugar cane after the juice has been expressed.
Computers. an icon of a trash can that is used to delete files dragged onto it.

verb (used with object)

Slang. to destroy, damage, or vandalize, as in anger or protest: The slovenly renters had trashed the house.
to condemn, dismiss, or criticize as worthless: The article trashed several recent best-sellers.
to remove the outer leaves of (a growing sugar cane plant).
to free from superfluous twigs or branches.

Origin of trash

1325–75; Middle English trasches (plural), apparently cognate with Norwegian trask rubbish; akin to Old English trus brushwood, Old Norse tros rubbish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trashed



informal drunk




foolish ideas or talk; nonsense
mainly US and Canadian useless or unwanted matter or objects
a literary or artistic production of poor quality
mainly US and Canadian a poor or worthless person or a group of such people
bits that are broken or lopped off, esp the trimmings from trees or plants
the dry remains of sugar cane after the juice has been extracted


to remove the outer leaves and branches from (growing plants, esp sugar cane)
slang to attack or destroy (someone or something) wilfully or maliciously
Derived Formstrashery, noun

Word Origin for trash

C16: of obscure origin; perhaps related to Norwegian trask




(tr) to restrain with or as if with a lead


a lead for a dog

Word Origin for trash

C17: perhaps from obsolete French tracier to track, trace 1

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