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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But don’t blame the U.S.’s northern neighbors for being pretty amped this time around. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 17 Nov. 2022 Inside a lively Scotiabank Arena, with a sellout crowd that was even more amped than usual for the opener, Cleveland’s playoff quest began with a 108-105 loss. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 19 Oct. 2022 The amped up sellout crowd of 18,440 also impacted Sharpe. oregonlive, 3 Oct. 2022 The aim is still speed and maintaining the glory of summer tomatoes—just with an amped up texture and flavor deserving of your best box of pasta. Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 16 Aug. 2022 Featuring dual five-way binding posts, the Passif 50 can be bi-wired or bi-amped. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 1 July 2022 While not technically a crime drama, Borgen season 4 cements itself firmly in the Scandi-noir category through its amped up characterization of lead character Nyborg (depicted by Sidse Babett Knudsen), whose ruthless tactics step up in this season. Ali Pantony, Glamour, 12 June 2022 An amped Stroman slapped his mitt walking off the field. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 29 May 2022 In addition to the lettuce and tomato, this dish features an amped up mayonnaise flavored with spices, herbs and crisp pieces of bacon. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 23 May 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Amped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amped. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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