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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They got hammered last night. college students regularly getting hammered at keggers
Recent Examples on the Web One of the holy grails for collectors is the Giant Haskell Minnow, a large hammered copper lure with a flexible tail that wiggles in the water. Ezra Marcus New York Times, Star Tribune, "Antique fishing gear is latest hot 'mantique'," 25 Aug. 2020 Plus, more of Monica Vinader’s friendship bracelets are on markdown, including this style with a diamond pavé center and this pretty hammered metal version. Kami Phillips, PEOPLE.com, "We Found Meghan Markle’s Gorgeous Friendship Bracelet on Sale," 19 Aug. 2020 Tall, copper-wire stools hug a semicircular hammered copper ledge; more comfortable seating comes courtesy of cherry-red banquettes. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Fueled by fire, Piccolina does a lot with a little (space)," 16 Aug. 2019 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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“Hammered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammered. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hammered

slang : very drunk

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