- From sozzle, to splash, loll about, be lazy, from earlier sossle, probably from soss, to splash in mud, fall heavily, of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I don't know about "sozzled" ... perhaps that's British English.”
“Bunny "sozzled" the basket of clams in the water to wash them, and when”
“As anyone who has been swept out of the racecourse's gates on the tsunami of upbeat, sozzled Scouse humanity that marks the close of Ladies' Day will attest, it makes your average, drink-sodden Cheltenham Festival look like a four-day meeting of the Temperance Society.”
“At Lord's I kept thinking how strange it must feel for Sri Lanka, playing a game that draws empty seats back home, but here in London's Greatest Beer Garden inspires a full house of the often insensible, the beer-goggled, the bladder-swollen, the game's faithful backbone lolling dutifully in their high-priced seats, all doing their bit for English cricket's new economy of the sozzled.”
“Drinking in the sozzled aftermath of the intoxicating wrestle with Ghana, there were reasons to savour the morning after.”
““I picked up some fresh sausage, Darren!” he calls out to the sozzled but effective Brit.”
“Hitchens was apparently often a bully, empowered by his endless certainties useful for a pundit always on call, his indisputable verbal gifts and booze, and he often hammered out his pieces, as Katha Pollitt in The Nation laments, "when sozzled.”
“But if police find themselves dealing with half a dozen sozzled lassies, then they should use “firm enforcement”.”
“Gone are the days of Liz Taylor and Richard Burton when love was tempestuous, messy, sozzled but you still believed in the passion.”
“It centres on a self-deceiving marriage: a sozzled couple love each other but it would be "boring" to make this plain, and they are driven apart by an earnest ingenue.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘sozzled’.
Words formed in imitation of the sound of the things they signify.
Adjectives meaning, or approximating to 'drunk'
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notanotherjazzpoet had a very promising list which appears to have petered out. Yes, tosspots: descriptions of being drunk. Walk five metres on the white line then leave your suggestions right here.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
Words noted from The Economist.
fun words? so many lists!
New words from Katherine Boo's "Behind the Beautiful Forevers"
Looking for tweets for sozzled.