Definitions

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  • adj. intoxicated

Etymologies

Variant of squiffy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Indians used to get squiffed on this spot for five bucks.

    Dry Rot

  • She was squiffed, but she was swift: Clever Squirrel ran as if she were flying, upright as long as Regapisk and Flensevan were holding her arms and running alongside, with Egret leading.

    Burning Tower

  • After a while Dancer showed up with Ozzie Meeker, looking twice as squiffed as he had in the bar earlier, and I quit mingling to keep an eye on him.

    Hoodwink

  • He was squiffed because Mr. Wharton didn't take him, that's all.

    The Boy Scout Aviators

  • And all these scrubby hedges, stone walls, fountains, flower-beds, cedar freaks, -- my God, Perce, I'd hate to come home a little squiffed if I lived in that house of yours, 'specially at night.

    West Wind Drift

  • The gimmick is that Beth, having seen Nick with another woman at the wedding reception, gets squiffed and wanders outside to a Fontana de Amore, where local legend instructs visitors to wish for love by throwing a coin in the water.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • "Oh Lord no! This was a little French girl who picked me up when I was squiffed after I'd passed the First.

    Captivity

  • ` tenderized, '` slightly squiffed' (i.e., ` flavored with alcohol '), or

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 3

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  • OED usages: "a1890 in Barrère & Leland Dict. Slang (1890) II. 295/1 He rolls home rather squiffed, just as the day is dawning. 1926 S. HOWARD Lucky Sam McCarver I. 36, I think I did meet you once before, though I was a bit squiffed at the time. 1961 see CHUMBLE v.. 1977 B. GARFIELD Recoil ii. 28 I'm already a little squiffed. Ought to go on the wagon."

    August 27, 2008

  • Intoxicated, drunk.

    May 13, 2008