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  • adj. drunk


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  • We get tired of hearing how sophisticated "caf é culture" and civilized 24-hour drinking doesn't work here because two hours into the 24 everyone's blootered, four hours into the 24 everyone's having a fight and six hours into the 24 we've all been arrested and are being sick on the way to the cells.

    After the Binge Must Come the Purge

  • He said he'd like to be a Green MEP one day so he was clearly blootered ;

    The shame of Green bloggers

  • Prince Harry is in the army now, and must behave as such; basically that involves going into town on a night off, getting blootered on gallons of pikey booze and starting as many fights as humanly possible – and that was Prince Harry's Saturday.

    Prince Harry: The Stone Cold Killer?

  • 'Well,' Parlabane said, touching the Elastoplast on his cheek, 'I was thinking of going to the pub and getting well and truly blootered, then making a pass at you shortly before I collapse.'

    Quite Ugly One Morning

  • Their idea of a great party seemed to consist of a handful of them gathering in a room, cracking a few jokes about children catching cancer and then keeling over forty minutes later utterly blootered by the swift and repeated swallowing of a foul-tasting primitive spirit distilled from potatoes.

    Harry's Place

  • It's a pity binge-drinkers aren't told "This is the birthplace of the NHS - tread lightly there" before they get blootered.



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  • (adjective) - (1) Very tired; exhausted. From blooter, to thrash, beat severely.

    --Michael Traynor's The English Dialect of Donegal, 1953

    (2) Dauled, worn out; limp; tired.

    --Jabez Good's Glossary of East Lincolnshire, 1900

    (3) Dilvered, tired out. Still used to mean "drunk."

    --Edward Gepp's Essex Dialect Dictionary, 1923

    January 14, 2018

  • One of my Irish friends used this tonight (when we were discussing what happens on St Paddy's day). Obviously its use is not as exclusively Scottish as I had thought.

    March 17, 2010

  • Scots - drunk.

    December 27, 2007