Definition of blotto in US English:



  • Extremely drunk.

    ‘we got blotto’
    • ‘But somehow, preventative medicine gets spun into an infringement on our God-given right to get blotto wherever and whenever we like.’
    • ‘This method enhances the drink's natural thirst-quenching qualities, while not getting you so blotto so fast that you are rendered useless as a caregiver to small children.’
    • ‘At least we have the consolation of knowing that it will be possible for any of us at any given time to get on a bus, a boat or a plane, hop over to London, get gloriously blotto and sleep on his couch.’
    • ‘I remember that a large number of my contemporaries, including yours truly, would get blotto (you're right, it's a wonderful word Kevin) and sometimes do some truly despicable things.’
    • ‘Sometimes it would be kind of refreshing not to have a civilised evening - to be destructive, to just go and get blotto, like back in student days.’
    • ‘The groom may say he doesn't want to get blotto, but once he's having a good time and you get about 3 pitchers in him, he's not going to care about the impending morning doom.’
    • ‘Only thing was, we were completely blotto by that point.’
    • ‘The last time I saw the Drunk American Girl, she was blotto, in the street outside the Steack Easy, yelling at me to invite her in.’
    • ‘It's an exaggeration to say that he and his contemporaries would start the day with a tuppenny tart, get blotto at lunchtime and join in a riot on the way home, but not much of an exaggeration.’
    • ‘We were getting pretty blotto off Pink Squirrels and Brandy Alexanders, and it was a strange sensation, looking at old fairy-tale scenes while listening to this loopy music!’
    • ‘When I let him in, Rick, already blotto, absolutely freaked at the sight of little Hailey, still dressed as a clown, her face all pink and smeared.’
    • ‘Hopefully this new initiative will go in some small way towards showing young people there is an alternative to going out and getting completely blotto and not being responsible for their actions.’
    • ‘I wondered what had caused him to become so blotto and so enraged.’
    • ‘If I wasn't so blotto, I'd totally ignore these… but what can you do.’
    • ‘Instead they would prefer to end up blotto at the end of the night.’
    • ‘It is always lead by what the consumer wants and they want to get blotto.’
    • ‘I even attempted panhandling once, quickly learning that when you are blotto it's difficult to shame ‘bus fare’ from uptight businessmen.’
    • ‘He said in a rather posh way, ‘So we got a few rounds in, (at the expense of my more richer student friends) and got quite blotto.’’
    • ‘Overall, this is perfect frat music, the soundtrack to getting completely blotto and dancing around in your underwear, spastically throwing your limbs around until you collapse in a puddle of your own puke.’
    • ‘The Christmas before last was a couple of bottles of Vodka and I was blotto through most of it.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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Early 20th century: from blot + -o.