ham·​mered | \ ˈha-mərd How to pronounce hammered (audio) \

Definition of hammered

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for hammered


besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunk, drunken, fried, gassed, 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]


sober, straight

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Examples of hammered in a Sentence

They got hammered last night. college students regularly getting hammered at keggers

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Those who stopped in the social hall for food, to eat, get a beverage or to shop for craft items, jewelry, souvenirs or ethnic bakery could view a large hammered copper frieze along the top of the wall. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Visitors to 12th St. Mary Romanian Festival got a taste of ethnic food, faith and culture," 21 Aug. 2017 Hammered copper sinks are surrounded by raw granite tops and Viking, Subzero and Bosch appliances. R. Daniel Foster, latimes.com, "Before and After: Groovy 1970s party house turns Japanese-rustic," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of hammered

1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of hammered

slang : very drunk

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