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tight (3)

Meaning: fairly drunk, moderately inebriated

For example:

  • We'd been drinking for a couple of hours and we were all a bit tight, but no-one was falling-down drunk.

  • Barry drinks a lot, and he often gets a bit tight by the end of the evening, but he never gets really drunk.

Note: This word implies someone is drunk, but not so drunk that they can no longer control their movements. Someone who is tight can still walk in a fairly straight line and speak without slurring too much.

Quick Quiz:

By the end of the night Alan was feeling a bit tight. He'd had
  1. quite a lot to eat
  2. quite a lot to drink
  3. quite a lot to say

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