crocked

Definitions

Slang

  • adjective drunk. A word used, e.g., by college students, in the 1980s. It probably comes from the old use of ‘crocks’ as containers for pickling or preserving in alcohol or, particularly in Canada, as containers for whiskey. Alternatively, the derivation may be the same as that of the following sense.
  • adjective angry. This use of the word is connected with an archaic or dialect use of ‘crock’ and ‘crook’ to mean an old, infirm, cantankerous and complaining person.
  • adjective broken or injured, used particularly of sportsmen incapacitated through injury. From the standard English sense of crock as a potsherd, or from a dialect term for a decrepit animal.
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