One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Usually of clothes or shoes: tightly or securely fastened with laces.
2Richly or generously ornamented or trimmed with lace. Now rare.
3Of a drink: mixed with a generous measure of alcoholic liquor. Compare "laced". Somewhat rare.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Anthony Munday (d. 1633), playwright and translator. From well + laced.
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