Slang drunk; intoxicated
- Treated or covered with oil: “Seventy percent of eagle nests in the oiled area failed to produce live chicks” (Timothy Egan).
- Slang Intoxicated; drunk.
- Simple past and past participle of oil.
(comparative more oiled, superlative most oiled)
- Of a machine, supplied with oil so as to allow smooth operation.
- (slang) drunk. Usually in conjunction with well.
Variant of oil
- any of various kinds of greasy, combustible substances obtained from animal, vegetable, and mineral sources: oils are liquid at ordinary temperatures and soluble in certain organic solvents, as ether, but not in water
- any of various substances having the consistency of oil
- oil color
- oil painting
- Informal smooth, hypocritical flattery
Origin of oilMiddle English oile ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin oleum, oil, olive oil ; from Classical Greek elaion, (olive) oil, akin to elaia, olive
- to smear, lubricate, or supply with oil
- to bribe: chiefly in
of, from, like, or yielding oil, or having to do with the production or use of oil
pour oil on troubled waters
to settle quarrels, differences, etc. by calm, soothing methods
- to discover oil under the ground by drilling a shaft for it
- to become suddenly wealthy