pickled

adjective pick·led \ ˈpi-kəld \

Definition of pickled

1 :preserved in or cured with pickle
  • pickled herring
2 :drunk 1a
  • gets thoroughly pickled before dinner
  • New Yorker

Examples of pickled in a Sentence

  1. He got pickled at the office party.

  2. I must have been rather pickled when I agreed to your stupid scheme.

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First Known Use of pickled

circa 1552

pickled Synonyms

Synonyms
besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], drunk, 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

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms


PICKLED Defined for English Language Learners

pickled

adjective

Definition of pickled for English Language Learners

  • : preserved with salt water or vinegar

  • : very drunk or intoxicated



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