Synonyms for the word "drunk"

  • Pissed
  • Legless
  • Bladdered
  • F**ked
  • Tipsy
  • Merry
  • Three sheets to the wind
  • Blind (with "drunk")
  • Pickled
  • Leathered
  • Buzzed
  • Lumga - this one is actually the Haida word for drunk (Haida being my tribe from the northwest coast of Canada)
  • Off the wagon - okay this one means drinking in general, but close enough
  • High - as used by Lou Rawls in "Scotch and Soda"
  • Trashed
  • On a bender
  • Hooped
  • Looped/loopy
  • Gunned - I heard this one on Larry and Willy this morning, 2006/06/27.
  • Sub. by Stumpy
  • Pixilated - I like this one
  • Ripped - If Daffy Duck says it's so, who am I to disagree?
  • Sub. by Cosgrove
  • Sloshed
  • Gone
  • Done
  • Hammered
  • Wasted
  • Sauced
  • Liquored up
  • Boozy
  • Happy
  • Wrecked
  • Stiff
  • Intoxicated
  • Under the Influence
  • Sub. by Odysseus
  • Shikker - I've never heard this one
  • Sub. by tdunnie
  • Snockered
  • 'Faced - along with its profane full-version cousin s**tfaced
  • Plastered
  • Lit
  • Sub. by marygabucan
  • Crunk - Never heard this one
  • Crinked - nor this one
  • Tore Up
  • Magoogled
  • Sub. by RosieCotton
  • Inebriated
  • Under the Weather
  • wobbly
  • had a skinful
  • on the cuff
  • in your cups
  • Sub. by baker
  • Smashed
  • Messed up
  • Blasted
  • Sub. by Penny
  • Tight
  • Wiggy
  • Jazzed
  • Spifflicated
  • Sub. by Merlin
  • Zonked - though I've usually used this word to mean "tired"
  • Stoned - I've usually heard this in reference to drugs
  • Spiffed
  • Sub. by pianoshootis
  • Toe up
  • Loaded
  • Soused
  • Stinko
  • Blotto - how could I have forgotten this one? One of my favourite lines from The Simpsons is "My name is Otto, I like to get blotto".
  • Stewed
  • Sub. by bertie
  • Tired and emotional - generally used by PR folk
  • Sub. by grandpa chum
  • tanked
  • trollied
  • bludgeoned by life
  • rat-legged
  • razzled
  • On a campaign
  • Merle Haggard I love this one.
  • goosed
  • howling
  • poisoned
  • Sub. by 1922
  • spongy (from Shakespeare's Macbeth)
  • Sub. by russ03
  • guttered
  • gassed
  • blootered
  • miraculous - wha?
  • minced
  • mingin' - I've always heard this to mean ugly or gross
  • welly'd
  • mortal
  • hingin'
  • buckled
  • arsed - in England they also use the expanded form "arseholed"
  • steamin'
  • Sub. by sarahinspace
  • Bevvied
  • Boozed
  • Trolleyed (as in trolley, not the eye of a troll) Smashed
  • Sloshed
  • Wroughted (a personal favourite)
  • Half cut (not sure why we only say 'half' but anyway...)
  • Paralytic (can be abbreviated to 'para' or 'paz')
  • Sauced
  • On the sauce
  • On the turps (ie turpentine)
  • On the piss
  • Off your face
  • Off your nut
  • Off your tree
  • Off your trolley
  • Maggotted/Maggotty (pronounced maggot-ed, can be abbreviated to 'maggot'- another fave)
  • And my all time favourite,
  • Boris Yeltsin.
  • Sub. by russa03
  • jaiked up - i'm surprised i forgot this one it's very popular in the west of Scotland
  • pished
  • mad wi it
  • fou/fow/fu (as in 'full-up') - can also relate to food
  • stocious
  • puggled
  • smeekit
  • iled up
  • scuppered
  • miraculous/moroculous - i think these are the same pronounced slightly differently
Author Comments: 

Boy, you can tell you're bored at work when....

An old favorite of mine from the world of Looney Tunes... pixilated.

Another old favorite that may have a Daffy Duck connection... just plain "ripped!" Now I'd better put the Looney Tune Collection away for awhile... hehe ~;^)

Cartoons. Is there anything they can't teach us?

Sloshed. Gone. Done. Hammered. Wasted. Sauced. Liquored up. Boozy. Happy. Wrecked.

And don't forget stiff.

Shikker.

Snockered
'Faced
Plastered
Lit

How about crunk, crinked and tore up.

Those are distinctly American.

I suggest "inebriated" and "under the weather".

Smashed, Messed Up, Blasted

Here's one you don't hear much any more: tight. Cary Grant says it to Ingrid Bergman in Notorious, although I suspect it was a little old-fashioned even then. Other out-dated synonyms: wiggy, jazzed, and spifflicated.

I'm sure the authorities would refer to any people in above said conditions as being 'intoxicated'. Or at least 'under the influence'.

"Zonked"

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Ha! My eyes usually scan over ads, but you're right - Google can be good for a laugh sometimes!

lol you should check out other lists... man they're funny!

Btw I have other suggestions -

Stoned
Spiffed

"toe up"--on your back with toes pointing up

I thought of this one on my own, I think it works

Magoogled

Eh, why not? It makes as much sense as many of the other words we use for "drunk".

I thought of some more:
Loaded
Soused
Tipsy
Stinko
Blotto
Stewed
Three sheets to the wind

Cool, thanks! I already have tipsy and three sheets to the wind, though. Can't believe I forgot "blotto"!

I got these from a mug. According to the mug these are alternative ways to say Steamin'.
Guttered
Gassed
Blootered
Miraculous
Minced
Mingin'
Welly'd
Mortal
Hingin'
Buckled
Arsed

How did I manage to completely miss this post? Sorry!

"Tired and emotional". As in "The congressman went ahead with his speech despite being tired and emotional after a long lunch with local party members".

Good one! Reminds me of the Simpsons when Homer stays home from church on Sunday.

Bart: Where's dad?
Marge: He's resting.
Bart: Resting hungover, resting got fired. Help us out here, mom.

I will update this list when I return from Italy. I'm just doing a quick check-in at an internet point in Rome at the moment.

Rome...she said, casually.

Heh. Well, no matter where I am in the world, there's always time for a quick check-in to Listology. Hence, I'm posting now, from Naples. It's back to chilly Manchester on Sunday, though.

tanked
trollied
bludgeoned by life
rat-legged
razzled
on a campaign
merle haggard
goosed
howling
poisoned

Sorry it took me so long to update - I forgot about this list.

In Macbeth, Shakespeare uses the word "spongy" as a synonym for "drunk".

Excellent. A bit of class injected into this disreputable list.

Well, it's because I'm reading Macbeth right at the moment, and when I saw the word "spongly" I, of course, didn't know at first what that means. So I looked it up in the book notes, and then this list came to my mind.

Would the following words qualify?

wobbly

had a skinful

on the cuff and in your cups

Those certainly qualify. Thanks! You know, I keep forgetting I have this list, and then people keep dropping in to offer more suggestions. Is this kind of like the Inuit having 200 words for "snow"? Do we really like drinking this much?

I forgot about "in your cups". It's even in a Barenaked Ladies song I listen to regularly.

Yes, I'm afraid we really do like drinking that much. I was reading an article in the Register, which used about 14 of these euphemisms, which said that about 1 in 5 Britons has a drink over their lunch break.

I can believe that very easily. I myself have done it twice, though I only had a 1/2 a bitter each time (3.5-4.0%), and a full glass of wine on my last day. But I know many who routinely went out for "business" lunches and stayed out for 3 or 4 (or more) pints. Sometimes they didn't bother going back to work, and they weren't even unusual cases or even frowned upon. Boy, Canada is different from the UK.

Anyway, though I do love a nice alcoholic beverage, there are so many terms for "drunk", which is not really the same thing as enjoying the odd drink.

Yes, North Americans are more productive/workaholic compared to Brits.

shitfaced

Thanks! That's already listed under tdunnie's suggestions.

Hey man,
Gotta stick up for us boozehag Aussies with the following:

Bevvied
Boozed
Trolleyed (as in trolley, not the eye of a troll)
Smashed
Sloshed
Wroughted (a personal favourite)
Half cut (not sure why we only say 'half' but anyway...)
Paralytic (can be abbreviated to 'para' or 'paz')
Sauced
On the sauce
On the turps (ie turpentine)
On the piss
Off your face
Off your nut
Off your tree
Off your trolley
Maggotted/Maggotty (pronounced maggot-ed, can be abbreviated to 'maggot'- another fave)

And my all time favourite,

Boris Yeltsin.

What did we do before the Simpsons?

I read that 'shickered' is Aussie but I've never heard it. Apparently it's Yiddish in origin.

Cheers.

jaiked up - i'm surprised i forgot this one it's very popular in the west of Scotland
pished
mad wi it
fou/fow/fu (as in 'full-up') - can also relate to food
stocious
puggled
smeekit
iled up
scuppered
miraculous/moroculous - i think these are the same pronounced slightly differently

on a bun
oiled
irrigated
lubricated
tippled

my dad always says hes getting SLOPPY.
ahaha i love it.

The best one of all that know body uses is "slizzard"