soz·​zled | \ ˈsä-zəld How to pronounce sozzled (audio) \

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He got sozzled at the party last night. reportedly, the legendary actor John Barrymore was sozzled when he gave his most memorable performances
Recent Examples on the Web Fancy restaurants might lay on luxury AVs to ferry sozzled customers home, as part of the cost of a meal. The Economist, "A different worldSelf-driving cars will profoundly change the way people live," 1 Mar. 2018 But these kinds of remarks don’t do much for readers who might be more interested in a scene of Ray at that Atlanta boardinghouse, with its sozzled proprietor, than a description of the author discovering this information. Jacob Silverman, New Republic, "Can A Historical Novel Be Too Deeply Researched?," 16 Aug. 2017 Three beautiful, sozzled men with flowers in their turbans walked with us for about half an hour, before our paths diverged. Parul Seghal, The Atlantic, "Arundhati Roy’s Fascinating Mess," 17 June 2017 Neither does his awkward incursion into the dismal marriage of his lover (Katharina Schüttler) and her sozzled husband. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: From Wooing Women to Plotting Hitler’s Murder in ‘13 Minutes’," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of sozzled

circa 1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sozzled

sozzle to splash, intoxicate, alteration of sossle, probably frequentative of British dialect soss to mess

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The first known use of sozzled was circa 1880

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“Sozzled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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slang : very drunk

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