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sloshed

[slosht] /slɒʃt/
adjective, Slang.
1.
Origin of sloshed
1945-1950
1945-50; slosh + -ed2

slosh

[slosh] /slɒʃ/
verb (used without object)
1.
to splash or move through water, mud, or slush.
2.
(of a liquid) to move about actively within a container.
verb (used with object)
3.
to stir or splash (something) around in a fluid:
to slosh the mop in the pail.
4.
to splash (liquid) clumsily or haphazardly:
She sloshed tea all over her new suit. They sloshed the paint over the wall.
noun
5.
watery mire or partly melted snow; slush.
6.
the lap or splash of liquid:
the slosh of waves against the shore.
7.
a small quantity of liquid:
a slosh of milk in the pail.
8.
a watery or weak drink.
Origin
1805-15; perhaps blend of slop1 and slush
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  • "Nothing ever looks brighter in the morning," said Barton, and he sloshed angrily off toward the Administration island.

    The Native Soil Alan Edward Nourse
  • He wakened O'Malley and they sloshed through the mud to their hut.

  • Unlimbering back near a farm we sloshed off across the mud flat towards the section of trench which we had been ordered to occupy.

    Bullets & Billets Bruce Bairnsfather
  • He fished the fifth of gin out of his coat pocket and sloshed it.

    The Hoofer Walter M. Miller
  • The shell hummed over the soldiers like a great bee, and sloshed into soft earth behind them.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • We never saw such rain as fell that day we slithered and sloshed on the rugged slopes that tumble down to the Rhine at Basel.

  • Even as I thought it, he made a sweeping half-circle with the pail and sloshed its contents into the ventilator-opening.

British Dictionary definitions for sloshed

sloshed

/slɒʃt/
adjective
1.
(mainly Brit) a slang word for drunk

slosh

/slɒʃ/
noun
1.
watery mud, snow, etc
2.
(Brit, slang) a heavy blow
3.
the sound of splashing liquid
4.
a popular dance with a traditional routine of steps, kicks, and turns performed in lines
verb
5.
(transitive; foll by around, on, in, etc) (informal) to throw or pour (liquid)
6.
(informal) when intr, often foll by about or around
  1. to shake or stir (something) in a liquid
  2. (of a person) to splash (around) in water, etc
7.
(transitive) (Brit, slang) to deal a heavy blow to
8.
(informal) usually foll by about or around. to shake (a container of liquid) or (of liquid within a container) to be shaken
Derived Forms
sloshy, adjective
Word Origin
C19: variant of slush, influenced by slop1
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Word Origin and History for sloshed
adj.

"drunk," c.1900, colloquial, past participle adjective from slosh (v.).

slosh

n.

1814, "slush, sludge, a watery mess," probably a blend of slush and slop (n.1) in its Middle English sense of "muddy place."

v.

"to splash about in mud or wet," 1844, from slosh (n.). Meaning "to pour carelessly" is recorded from 1875. Related: Sloshed; sloshing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sloshed

sloppy seconds

noun phrase

  1. A sex act performed immediately after someone else's act: Victoria denies having sex in the same bed as Heidi: ''I like sex, but who wants sloppy seconds?''
  2. The inferior position; second fiddle: Lowden and Wood argued about who would be the top of the Chicago ticket and who would get sloppy seconds (1970s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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