Definition of sozzled in English:



  • Very drunk.

    ‘Uncle Brian's sozzled!’
    ‘a permanently sozzled woman’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The norm now for a good night is to get drunk, to get sozzled, to get hammered.’
    • ‘Now here we were, sozzled, effortlessly riding above it all on the way to yet more beer.’
    • ‘I intend to be continuously sozzled through Christmas.’
    • ‘We will be sitting happily by the banks of the Corrib getting pleasantly sozzled and feeding swans with leftover potato salad, or something.’
    • ‘While riding through Kent, I suddenly realize that in my sozzled state, I'd forgotten my passport.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At last there's more to Calais than sozzled British daytrippers lugging around crates of cheap plonk.’
    • ‘They only get sozzled when they've got something to celebrate.’
    • ‘The minister also joined us at the bar and got sozzled.’
    • ‘The man sitting next to Ford was a bit sozzled by now.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There can't be many better things than sitting in the middle of a crowd on a sunny day getting steadily sozzled.’
    • ‘But when they're serving shots of vodka at the equivalent of 33 pence a go, one is generally too sozzled to complain viciously.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.