Definition of sozzled in English:



  • Very drunk.

    ‘Uncle Brian's sozzled!’
    ‘a permanently sozzled woman’
    • ‘Trapped in his hotel and suffering from severe jetlag, Bob takes refuge in the hotel bar and gets gently sozzled every night, killing time until he has to go back home to his stale marriage and whiny kids.’
    • ‘The man sitting next to Ford was a bit sozzled by now.’
    • ‘After half an hour of it, you were almost glad to be back in the company of sozzled aunties, joining in a spirited rendition of the hokey-cokey.’
    • ‘He had crammed revision in at the last possible minute and wasted most of his study leave going out with the mates and getting sozzled.’
    • ‘We will be sitting happily by the banks of the Corrib getting pleasantly sozzled and feeding swans with leftover potato salad, or something.’
    • ‘There can't be many better things than sitting in the middle of a crowd on a sunny day getting steadily sozzled.’
    • ‘Our champagne glasses were miraculously topped up at every opportunity and I'm so hopelessly out of practise at the heavy drinking lark now, that I was hopelessly sozzled by about 4pm.’
    • ‘While all this has been going on, the Government has been warning us about the dangers of binge drinking - a campaign picked up with evangelical zeal by the sort of national newspapers that once provided a haven for the terminally sozzled.’
    • ‘Now here we were, sozzled, effortlessly riding above it all on the way to yet more beer.’
    • ‘It's a chance to reminisce at length, there's usually a nice slow ride in a car, and it's a legitimate excuse to get mildly sozzled while people bring you cakes and sandwiches.’
    • ‘While riding through Kent, I suddenly realize that in my sozzled state, I'd forgotten my passport.’
    • ‘At last there's more to Calais than sozzled British daytrippers lugging around crates of cheap plonk.’
    • ‘I intend to be continuously sozzled through Christmas.’
    • ‘They only get sozzled when they've got something to celebrate.’
    • ‘But when they're serving shots of vodka at the equivalent of 33 pence a go, one is generally too sozzled to complain viciously.’
    • ‘It also means that seniors are scared to walk out after the pubs close because of sozzled youths acting funky, smashing shop windows, trashing the public loos, doing drugs in the bus shelter and so forth.’
    • ‘The norm now for a good night is to get drunk, to get sozzled, to get hammered.’
    • ‘The minister also joined us at the bar and got sozzled.’
    • ‘Now no one is now allowed on the grass and concentrating on the cricket is almost impossible as the sozzled Mexican-wavers leap up and down incessantly.’
    • ‘The era of the sozzled old school hack is drawing to a close and, eventually, there may be no one around to raise a glass to it.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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Late 19th century: past participle of dialect sozzle ‘mix sloppily’, probably of imitative origin.