tight (3)

This page is about the slang term tight (3)


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.

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

a. quite a lot to eat

b. quite a lot to drink

c. quite a lot to say

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Contributor: Matt Errey