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soused

[soust] /saʊst/
adjective, Slang.
1.
drunk; intoxicated.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50, in sense “pickled”; 1605-15 for current sense; souse1 + -ed2
Related forms
unsoused, adjective
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Word Origin and History for un soused

soused

adj.

"drunk," 1610s, from past participle of souse (v.), on notion of one "pickled" in liquor.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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soused

adjective

(Variation: to the gills may be added) Drunk

[1613+; probably fr the image of a pickled herring or other pickled fish]


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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