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[soz-uh ld] /ˈsɒz əld/
adjective, Slang.
drunk; inebriated.
1875-80; dial. sozzle confused state, sloppy person (earlier sossle; akin to souse) + -ed3 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sozzled
  • He would much prefer to stay in his bed on a rainy night when a sozzled sales executive telephones and demands the key.
  • The good fairies virtually carry it all, outside of a sozzled court jester who shows up giddily in one short scene.
  • Then a sozzled client drags him away jeering that he always steals the booze.
British Dictionary definitions for sozzled


an informal word for drunk
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from obsolete sozzle stupor; related to souse1
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Word Origin and History for sozzled

"drunk," 1886, from sozzle "to mix or mingle sloppily" (1836).

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Slang definitions & phrases for sozzled

so what

  1. An exclamation of specified indifference; big deal: When she heard the president was outside, she said, ''So what?''
  2. An exclamation of defiance, reciprocal challenge, etc: He told me I had screwed the affair up, and I said, ''So what?'' (1934+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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