un soused


adjective Slang.
drunk; intoxicated.

1540–50, in sense “pickled”; 1605–15 for current sense; souse1 + -ed2

unsoused, adjective
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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "to pickle, steep in vinegar," from O.Fr. sous (adj.) "preserved in salt and vinegar," from Frank. *sultja (related to O.Saxon sultia "salt water"), from P.Gmc. *salt-, *sult- (see salt). The noun meaning "pig parts preserved and pickled" is recorded from late 14c.
The adj. soused "drunk" is first recorded 1610s, on notion of one "pickled" in liquor.
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soused definition

  1. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. (See also souse.) : All we need right now is a soused bus driver.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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