squiffy


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Related to squiffy: crotchety, peaky, snide, sozzled

squif·fy

 (skwĭf′ē)
adj. squif·fi·er, squif·fi·est Chiefly British Slang
Intoxicated; drunk.

[Alteration of skew-whiff, askew + -y.]

squiffy

(ˈskwɪfɪ)
adj, -fier or -fiest
informal Brit slightly drunk. Also: squiffed
[C19: of unknown origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.squiffy - very drunksquiffy - very drunk        
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"
Translations

squiffy

[ˈskwɪfɪ] ADJ (Brit) to be squiffyestar achispado

squiffy

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → angesäuselt (inf)
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Whether Cilla Black was clambering through a window after losing her keys, turning up to a showbiz wedding squiffy on champagne or causing havoc on a Barbados beach, Paul O'Grady was usually by her side.
I got up at normal time to swan inside waving my ticket and drink myself squiffy on Centre Court.
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Comment by TimD All the years I've dodged through the streams of errant school-kids and students, folk not looking where they're going as they eat their hot spuds, and squiffy pub-goers lurching around 'Spoons - and it never crossed my mind to rate that a "pleasant indoor experience.