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lit

adjective; other word formation type inherited inflection
to be extremely exciting or entertaining
 
This term is used to describe events or places that are exciting or entertaining. This term could have been coined from another usage of lit that originated in 1914 meaning 'to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.' This is a plausible explanation for the new, additional meaning of lit because it is commonly used to describe parties or events where people may be intoxicated. This word is most commonly used by adolescents and young adults. http://www.oed.com.ezproxy.rice.edu/view/Entry/109040?rskey=o6QLdc&result=3&isAdvanced=false#eid
Etymology : This new usage of lit is an inherited inflection of the past participle of light.
Source : "That party was so lit." -friend (Aug 16, 2015)
Last modified: 12 December 2015


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