Drunk; intoxicated:‘we were all quite drunk but Patrick was absolutely stocious’
- ‘They sacked him because he had in fact already turned up for the shift completely and utterly stocious.’
- ‘True patriots, we repaired to another bar, the lads getting completely stocious thanks to a blinding array of drinks, which only served to ensure that I did not end up in the doghouse on my own.’
- ‘He cycled unannounced to Newhall at 3am with cheesy chips in one hand and a hockey bag in the other whilst notably stocious.’
- ‘For once I feel totally at ease with Sam, stocious and glorious.’
- ‘It's said that the Scots have as many synonyms for stocious as the Eskimos have for snow, but the inventive language of inebriation covers all climes and times.’
1930s: of unknown origin.
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