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Hammered

adjective; zero derivation
Drunk or intoxicated Getting hammered means partying and drinking a large quantity of alcohol causing a person to be heavily intoxicated. College students are notorious for getting hammered after an extended test period such as finals. Hammered is similar to the slang meaning ‘getting smashed’. Both hammer and smash have alternative definition that mean ‘to exert an impulsive force by striking’. One would speculate that this could be why hammered and smashed are both used to describe the action of getting drunk.
 
After finals we’re getting hammered!
Etymology : Zero Derivation from the word 'hammer' meaning 'Shaped or worked with a metalworker's hammer and often showing the marks of these tools.' From Old Enlish 'hamor' (The American Heritage Dictionary)
Source : Friend at school
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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