adjective Date: 1530 1. lubricated, treated, or covered with or as if with oil <
oiled paper
2. slang drunk 1a

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  • oiled — (oild), a. 1. Covered or treated with oil; dressed with, or soaked in, oil. [1913 Webster] 2. Drunk; inebriated. [slang] [PJC] {Oiled silk}, silk rendered waterproof by saturation with boiled oil. {well oiled}, (a) operating smoothly and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oiled — [ɔıld] adj covered with a layer of oil ▪ Place the sausages on an oiled baking tray. →↑well oiled …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oiled — oiled; un·oiled; …   English syllables

  • oiled — ☆ oiled [oild ] adj. Slang drunk; intoxicated …   English World dictionary

  • oiled — [[t]ɔ͟ɪld[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is oiled has had oil put into or onto it, for example to make it work smoothly or to protect it. → See also well oiled Oiled wood is water resistant and won t flake …   English dictionary

  • oiled —    drunk    Things may for a time seem to run more smoothly:     Phipps, described by Yakimov as a trifle oiled , had attacked the Major. (Manning, 1965)    The commonest cliché, whatever the state of inebriation, is well oiled:     He was well… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • oiled — mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. □ Will this stuff make me really oiled? □ She’s not just drunk; she’s totally oiled …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • oiled — adjective treated with oil (Freq. 1) oiled country roads an oiled walnut table • Ant: ↑unoiled …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oiled — Oil Oil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Oiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Oiling}.] To smear or rub over with oil; to lubricate with oil; to anoint with oil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oiled — adjective well oiled BrE informal very drunk …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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