Definition of jacked

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of jack entry 2


\ ˈjakt How to pronounce jacked (audio) \
variants: or jacked up

Definition of jacked (Entry 2 of 2)

1 informal : very excited, enthused, or energized The crowd was jacked. Jacked with adrenaline, he muscled up the long, knuckle-shredding crack …— Jim Vermeulen … he still holds a grudge. He has to—that's the way he gets jacked up for every play.— Gene Wojciechowski After hours of waiting, all jacked up on coffee and worry, here was something we could do something about.— P. J. O'Rourke
2 informal, of an automobile : customized to sit higher than usual The same logic applies to "monster trucks"—trucks that are jacked up with super-high suspension kits and wider wheelbases …— Brian Prestwood a car with a jacked rear end also : greatly enhanced (as in size, style, or performance) It boasts a healthy inventory of jacked up cars under the tagline, "We specialize in impractical vehicles for middle-aged men." — Rich Manieri If you want the GT40 in "Ford v Ferrari" to sound like a jacked 1966 race car rather than a purring 2020 Prius, you need to trick out your TV with a sound bar. — Rebecca Day
3 usually jacked, informal : having or being a highly muscular physique He was annoying, but with his dark hair, green eyes, and jacked body, Perry was hotter than any man she'd ever seen.— Chris Clinton "Let's be real … I've got a receding hairline, I'm slow and I'm probably not the most jacked up with abs and all that, but I'm still going to beat you one-on-one. Settle down."— Joe Ingles
4 usually jacked up, informal : high on drugs and especially stimulant drugs A Wall Street stockbroker can get jacked up on cocaine before going into the trading pit, yet nobody questions his bottom line.— Chuck Closterman
5 usually jacked up, informal : injured or hurt "My neck is pretty jacked up, and a lot of it is because of what I've done in the past."— David Baas

First Known Use of jacked


circa 1935, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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“Jacked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacked. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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