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loaded (2) American English

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

For example:

  • By the time he left the wedding, Henri was loaded. He'd had quite a few drinks by then.

  • Jack was afraid his parents would know he was loaded because his eyes were red and his pupils were big.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Where would you expect to see people getting loaded?
  1. in an ice-cream parlor
  2. in a massage parlor
  3. in a bar

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