: drunk sense 1a
often used with up

Examples of tanked in a Sentence

He got tanked at the party. we can count on those jerks getting tanked tonight after the game
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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tanked was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Tanked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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