plastered

adjective

plas·​tered ˈpla-stərd How to pronounce plastered (audio)
slang
: drunk, intoxicated
Move over, children. Go eat your mini eggs somewhere else as your auntie wants to get plastered.Mel Ramsay
… oh we were plastered, we barely knew what we were doing …Dave Eggers
College boys could get totally plastered, and the worst that would happen to them would be hangovers and missed morning classes.Katha Pollitt

Examples of plastered in a Sentence

I got totally plastered at the party. I don't believe it: you're totally plastered at your own dinner party.
Recent Examples on the Web Their plastered smiles and scripted pleasantries represented a great loss of emotional freedom and a new level of managerial control. TIME, 24 Oct. 2023 And the room, van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles, with its rough-hewn bed frame and the restful violet color of the plastered walls. David Lyman, The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2022 The wide kitchen windowsill holds an assortment of Santa Clauses, and snow people find a home in the built-in, plastered niche in the dining room. oregonlive, 9 Dec. 2022 The front door opens to living and dining rooms with high ceilings, which have been re-plastered. oregonlive, 5 Aug. 2022 Invoices filed with the city of Phoenix record Coze ordered more than 10 gallons of glue to hold the mural solidly in place on the plastered wall of Terminal 2. Melissa Yeager, The Arizona Republic, 22 Oct. 2021 Hidden behind a blank wall of plastered concrete, the building turns its back to the street, unveiling itself through a sequence of passages and stairwells that open into spaces of vivid austerity. New York Times, 2 Aug. 2021 The film’s gorgeousness can occasionally get a bit coffee-table bookish, with pages turning to show you yet another plastered room lit by astonishing mountain light. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 3 Mar. 2021 Their defensive backs will have to remain plastered to receivers while their rushers remain fully aware of where Rodgers is headed. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, 1 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plastered was in 1902

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“Plastered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plastered. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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