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whammied

adjective; derivation
So drunk that the person can barely function
 
This word is expected to be pronounced /whæmid/, but in context the person (maybe due to an accent) pronounced it as /weɪmid/ and the person who said it was nearly unresponsive, so I couldn’t really question them about it. I spent a long time trying to figure out how to spell this word until another friend suggested “maybe they didn’t know how to pronounce ‘whammy?’” Exploring the idea made sense, considering that a whammy was an event with a negative effect (like in the phrase “double whammy”) so to be whammied was to be suffering under the huge negative effect of alcohol.
Etymology : whammy ‘negative effect’ + ied ‘ADJ, participle of past tense V’
Source : “So…whammied…need…sleep” (utterance by Sid friend, 11-17-17)
Last modified: 28 November 2017


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