ham·​mered ˈha-mərd How to pronounce hammered (audio)
: having surface indentations produced or appearing to have been produced by hammering
hammered copper
slang : drunk sense 1a

Examples of hammered in a Sentence

They got hammered last night. college students regularly getting hammered at keggers
Recent Examples on the Web The two-pack comes with two pairs of gold hoops, one a hammered teardrop and the other a beaded style. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 Louis Abel’s hammered and wavy Aurea ring was spotted on several fingers. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 14 Nov. 2023 The reasons for his failure ranged from the rental rod being too heavy to feel the bite, to his hammered metal jig not being as appealing as the non-hammered jigs with eyes, to his reel backlashing on one out of three drops. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 8 Nov. 2023 Its hammered surface is attractive and prevents food from sticking. L.a. Hubilla, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 It's made from Shun's proprietary steel and has a hammered, glossy finish. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 31 Aug. 2023 Some woks, like the Craft Wok Carbon Steel Wok, come with hammered surfaces to help prevent food from sticking and add an interesting aesthetic. L.a. Hubilla, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 The dimmable metal pendant boasts a bell shade sculpted with dimensional banding and a character-rich hammered surface. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Sep. 2023 This fierce opener features a bustier in hammered metal by the sculptor Elie Hirsch, with matching spiked bracelets worn over a pareo skirt and gloves in black nappa lamb leather. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hammered was in 1522

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“Hammered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammered. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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