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sloshed

[slosht] /slɒʃt/
adjective, Slang.
1.
Origin
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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Examples from the web for sloshed
  • The water sloshed around inside him-he felt it, he heard it-then settled.
  • These fired briefly and pushed the vehicle forward, and the propellant sloshed back against the rocket engine so it could fire.
  • They get sloshed around with the rocking and rolling of the ship.
  • Those cleaned in the other solvents were first sloshed in the specified solvent and then ultrasonically cleaned.
  • Undeterred, the heavily-burdened troopers sloshed onward towards their objective.
  • The river was tumbling and shouting as it sloshed against the curved sweep of late ice.
  • Sweat poured into your leggings and sloshed around in your shoes.
  • The fire started when grease sloshed from a pan that was moved on the stove top.
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

sloshed

adjective

Drunk: a youngish man in a bar, a little sloshed and pouring out his troubles to the bartender/ You'll spend the night getting sloshed on 3.2 salmon piss

[1900+; fr slosh, ''a drink,'' found by the 1880s]


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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