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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

sozzled

\SOZ-uhld\ , adjective;
1.
Slang. drunk; inebriated.
Quotes:
Sometimes Shona drove into town, got some beer and wine, and we lay under the pohutukawa and got sozzled.
-- Albert Wendt, Ola, 1991
What kind of glove could I have told his mother about when we were both sozzled on Sweet Rob Roys in Manila 24 years ago?
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus, 1990
Origin:
Sozzled is a dialectal word which entered English in the late 1800s meaning "confused state" or "sloppy person."
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