Sozzled

January 31, 2022

Sozzled /ˈsäzəld / adj.

Definition: Sozzled refers to a person who is drunk, very drunk, or intoxicated.

Etymology: Long, a mainstay of British slang, sozzled first appeared in the late eighteenth century. It was potentially derived from the verb sossle, defined as to make a mess with liquids, to slop, or to intermingle in a confused heap. 

Sozzled’s place in the British lexicon may be in jeopardy. In a recent research study by the Prospectus Global Research Agency, as many as 40% of 18 to 30-year-olds showed they had never heard of sozzled, much less used it, leading the agency to speculate that sozzled is quickly becoming an antiquated term that could become extinct within a generation.

In a Sentence

Every night she comes home confused, disoriented, and sozzled.

If given a choice between a quiet evening at home or getting sozzled with friends, he’ll choose sozzled every time.

John paid a fortune for concert tickets and got sozzled, passed out, and missed the entire show.

I’ve been told we may find Finnegan sozzled at the pub.

Synonyms 

Besotted, Loaded, Sloshed

Antonyms 

Sober, Straight

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