One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
- ‘If the customer is too drunk to tell the driver where he wishes to go - or if he looks as if he is so swacked that he might, uh, barf in the cab.’
- ‘And if Cupid is not totally swacked on ambrosia, perhaps the two of you can get together for a date.’
- ‘If your date gets swacked on your first date, it's not necessarily due to nervousness.’
- ‘Sailor Jim, slightly swacked from his employment celebration, is sitting and allowing memories to drift through his mind.’
- ‘One woman who spent six months at Jones' house said, ‘We were forced to drink large quantities of beer, and after the party, when everybody was really swacked he would talk about himself.’’
- ‘Among recent, well-publicized cases is that of a United Airlines passenger from Connecticut who, swacked out of his mind and cut off from the airline's hooch, defecated on a food cart.’
- ‘He is constantly being arrested, constantly swacked out on drugs and drink, continuously absolutely filthy with months worth of muck ground into him.’
1930s: past participle of Scots swack ‘fling, strike heavily’.
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