- drunkOriginally, beaten up, although the EDD gives dialect meanings which include to confound or kill, which are the more normal imageries of intoxication. The slang shortened form is spiffed.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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spifflicated — adj Drunk, intoxicated. You re so spifflicated you can barely walk; you certainly can t drive. 1920s … Historical dictionary of American slang
spifflicated — AND spificated [“spiflakedad AND “spifakedad] mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ Mrs. Wilmington Thorpe drank champagne until she was nearly spifflicated. □ Being spif icated on champagne is not as bad as it sounds … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
paralysed — very drunk And immobile: Dead drunk, paralysed, spifflicated. (Chandler, 1953) … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
spiflicated — /ˈspɪfləkeɪtəd/ (say spifluhkaytuhd) Colloquial –verb 1. past participle of spiflicate. –adjective 2. drunk. Also, spifflicated … Australian English dictionary
spif icated — Go to spifflicated … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions