16 Old-Timey Slang Terms to Describe Being Drunk

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As I continue flipping through my copy of the Dictionary of American Slang (1967), it seems like every page has a new term for "drunk." We've discussed "on a toot" (a drunken spree) and "the zings" (a hangover), but here are some new old words to try out on your boozy friends.

1. Pigeon-eyed
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2. Full as a tick
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3. Squiffed
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4. Striped
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5. Swacked
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6. Preserved

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7. Owled
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8. Have your flag out
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9. Sozzled
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10. Zozzled
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11. Nimtopsical
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12. Soapy-eyed
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13. Seeing snakes
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14. Canned up
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15. Pruned
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16. Sluice the worries (To drink a large quantity of liquor)

This might come in handy, too:

• Chuck a dummy: To feign a fainting fit in order to win sympathy [Hobo use]

August 17, 2012 - 12:50pm
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