[ turnd-on, -awn ]
/ ˈtɜrndˈɒn, -ˈɔn /

adjective Slang.

lively and chic; switched-on.
full of or characterized by excitement.
under the influence of a narcotic or hallucinogen, as marijuana.
sexually aroused.

Nearby words

  1. turncoat,
  2. turncock,
  3. turndown,
  4. turned comma,
  5. turned out,
  6. turner,
  7. turner's syndrome,
  8. turner's tooth,
  9. turner, frederick jackson,
  10. turner, joseph mallord william

Origin of turned-on

First recorded in 1965–70

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

Examples from the Web for turned-on

  • What was the significance of the broken incandescent burner, the turned-on gas, and the faint mark under the window?

    The Shrieking Pit|Arthur J. Rees
  • Her letters, in the surprising jet of their expression, remind one of a turned-on tap.

    Queen Victoria|Lytton Strachey