One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
British slang. Incapacitated by drugs or alcohol (or their after-effects); extremely intoxicated.
Acquired inappropriately; pilfered, purloined.
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). Originally from cabbage + -ed. In later use in sense 1 probably also partly from cabbage + -ed<br>early 18th century; earliest use found in Charles Coffey (d. 1745), writer. From cabbage + -ed.
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