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shmacked

adjective; derivation
Drunk (but in no specific manner)
 
Usually, some words for drunk have connotations, like “wasted” implies excess, like a wasted person is excessively drunk, but in this case, the person using the word shmacked just seemed regular old drunk, no specific thing like doing a particular action (although they needed help). Words for drunkenness often have to do with some kind of violent action (like hammered), and in this case, it is getting smacked. The addition of the ‘h’ to the word may have to do with a similar process as “fancy shmancy,” where something is mocked by adding a Yiddish kind of “sh” to the word. This addition may also have to do with the drunkenness itself making it easy to assimilate the /s/ to the /m/, which causes frication as the lips come together, turning /s/ into /ʃ/.
Etymology : smack becomes (via assimilation) shmack ‘to be hit’ + ed ‘ADJ, past participle of V’
Source : “Yo, I am shmacked right now, can you find my phone for me?” (Sid friend at party, 11-17-17)
Last modified: 28 November 2017


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