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[lit] /lɪt/
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of light1 .
adjective
2.
Slang. under the influence of liquor or narcotics; intoxicated (usually followed by up).
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15 for def 2
Can be confused
lighted, lit.
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British Dictionary definitions for lit up

lit up

adjective (slang)
1.
drunk
2.
drugged, esp on heroin

lit

/lɪt/
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of light1
2.
an alternative past tense and past participle of light2
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Word Origin and History for lit up

lit

adj.

from past participle of light (v.2). Slang meaning "drunk" is recorded from 1914.

n.

"color, hue, dye," early 12c., from Old Norse litr "color," from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz (cf. Old English wlite "brightness, beauty," Old Frisian wlite "exterior, form," Gothic *wlits "face, form").

colloquial shortening of literature, attested by 1850.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lit up

lit up

adjective phrase
  1. Drunk: I found Uncle Peter and he was also lit up (1902+)
  2. Intoxicated with narcotics; high (1960s+ Narcotics)

lit 1

noun

Literature: comp lit/ black lit (1850+)


lit 2

adjective

Drunk (1917+)


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Related Abbreviations for lit up

lit

literature (academic course)

LIT

  1. leukocyte immunization therapy
  2. Little Rock National Airport/Adams Field
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