One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Under the influence of alcohol or drugs.‘I got really turnt up and left with some girls’‘we stole a couple bottles of wine and started getting turnt right before the performance’
- 1.1 Excited or energized.‘they pick up where they left off, only in a more turnt up way’‘he was invited up on stage to help Lecrae get the crowd turnt’
- 1.1 Excited or energized.
Early 21st century: from a US regional variant of turned, past participle of turn; use of turnt as past and past participle is recorded from the late 19th century and is associated with regional and African-American use.
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