informal
: filled with energetic excitement and enthusiasm : amped-up
The Napa party … featured a larger and more amped crowd.Maryann Worobiec
Carson Palmer has seen his share of coaches come and go in his three seasons at USC. So he didn't get too amped when the Trojans' new head coach, Pete Carroll, named an offensive coordinator.Bruce Feldman

Examples of amped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The band’s fans, a passionate and highly amped population, love it when the boys do stuff together: play guitar, make out onstage, dress up. Lizzy Goodman, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2023 And all the actors were in a very amped up emotional space. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2023 Similarly, Netflix subscribers in India, who no doubt have some very mixed emotions about the late British monarch, were also less amped to revisit The Crown, with season one finishing at No. 8 for the week while the second season didn’t make the top ten at all. Vulture, 21 Sep. 2022 Those excited for the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show were even more amped when Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar starred in the official preview video, which revealed their individual, then collective journey to the stadium. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 21 Jan. 2022 All the excitement of opening day and playing against your former youth baseball rivals had Kingston too amped. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2023 The festival lineup in past years is a mix of the chill and the amped. Drew Fortune, SPIN, 6 Jan. 2023 They can be tri-amped and tri-wired, so extremists can throw six MC1.25KW amps at them if so inclined. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 11 Nov. 2022 The crowd at the Linc will be well-lubricated and amped. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 8 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amped was in 1981

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“Amped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amped. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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