hammered

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adjective ham·mered \ ˈha-mərd \

Definition of hammered

1 :having surface indentations produced or appearing to have been produced by hammering
  • hammered copper
2 slang :drunk 1a

Examples of hammered in a Sentence

  1. They got hammered last night.

  2. college students regularly getting hammered at keggers

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First Known Use of hammered

1522

hammered Synonyms

Synonyms
besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, drunk [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]
Antonyms
sober, straight
Related Words
maudlin; beery; befuddled, bleary-eyed, crapulous, dopey (also dopy), rocky, strung out, stupefied; debauched, dissipated, dissolute; alcoholic, bibulous, dipsomaniacal
Near Antonyms
abstemious, abstinent, dry, temperate, teetotal; clearheaded, cool, level, steady

HAMMERED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hammered for English Language Learners

  • : very drunk



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