shickered

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish שיכּור (shikur, drunk), from Hebrew שיכּור.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

shickered

  1. simple past tense and past participle of shicker

Adjective[edit]

shickered (comparative more shickered, superlative most shickered)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) Drunk.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 458:
      ‘I'm shikkered. I've never been so shikkered before. Do you know how I know? Because,’ he started giggling, ‘because I don't normally fucking swear.’
    • 1994, Annamarie Jagose, In Translation, p. 13:
      'You're shickered, dear.' She is coolly diagnostic. 'You know what you're like when you're shickered.'