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Slang

41 Drink & Drugs Slang Words

Slang is a kind of language consisting of very informal words and phrases. Slang is more common in speech than in writing. Slang words are often used in a particular context or by a particular group of people.

Slang

acid

the potent hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD

alky | alkie | alchy Offensive

an alcoholic

blow (2) American English

cocaine

booze

alcohol, liquor

busted

to be charged with a criminal offence

coke

cocaine

dope (1)

heroin, cannabis; any illegal drug

E | ecstasy

an illegal amphetamine-like drug

fix (2)

a dose of an illegal drug, especially one that is injected with a syringe

high

intoxicated, under the influence of a mind-altering drug

hooked

addicted, obsessed

ice (3) American and Australian English

an illegal drug; crystalline methamphetamine, speed

jab

an injection with a hypodermic syringe

joint (3) | jay

a marijuana cigarette

junk

a dangerous drug, especially an opiate like heroin or morphine

junkie | junky

a drug addict; a person obsessed with something

kef | kif

plant material that's smoked or ingested for its mind-altering effects, such as cannabis, marijuana or hashish

loaded (2) American English

drunk, drugged, under the influence of a mind-altering substance

merry

slightly and happily drunk

Mickey Finn | Mickey | mickey

a drink to which a drug has been added to make the drinker sleepy or unconscious

mule

a person paid to carry illegal drugs from one country to another

narc | nark

a narcotics officer, a police officer working in drug trade suppression

nod out American and Australian English

to go unconscious after taking a narcotic drug like heroin

OD

to take an overdose of a drug

on the wagon

not drinking alcohol, esp. of an alcoholic or a heavy drinker

pissed (1) Offensive

drunk

rehab

place for treating addiction

ripped (2) American and Australian English

intoxicated, drunk, drugged

shitfaced Offensive

very drunk or very intoxicated

tight (3)

fairly drunk, moderately inebriated

tipsy

slightly drunk

turps Australian English

alcohol, alcoholic drinks

upper

a stimulant drug, a drug that stimulates the heart and the nervous system

use

to take mind-altering drugs, especially those that are addictive like heroin, cocaine and amphetamines

user

a person who regularly takes mind-altering drugs

vino

wine

wasted (2)

to be very intoxicated from the use of alcohol or drugs

weed

marijuana, cannabis

whacked | whacked out

to be very tired, or very intoxicated from the use of alcohol or drugs

wrecked

very drunk, very intoxicated

zonked | zonked out (1) American and Australian English

under the influence of drugs or alcohol

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