Increase Your Word Power: “All Geezed Up”

One of my prized possessions is a 50-year-old edition of the Dictionary of American Slang. Allow me to quote from page 652:

The concept having the most slang synonyms is drunk. This vast number of drunk words does not necessarily mean that Americans are obsessed with drinking, though we seem obsessed with talking about it. Many of these words are quite old: half-seas over and oiled were recorded at least as early as 1737 according to the DAE [Dictionary of American English], bent in 1833, boozed in 1887. Later immigrant groups brought their own words for drink and drunkenness, and it seems that some, during their first period of adjustment had a fair number of members who turned to whiskey as a compensation for the rejection they suffered as newcomers in a strange land. Most of the words for drunk, however, originated or became popular during Prohibition. Most drunk words are based on the following figurative uses or images: of being “high,” of being happy, content, bright, or conspicuous; of being unconscious or dead; of staggering, especially as sailor on rough seas; of being physically bent or beaten; of being bottled or cooked. There are a few strictly nonsense words (pifflicated, swazzled).

With so many synonyms to choose from, there is absolutely no reason to limit yourself to boring descriptors. Did you find yourself a tad overserved last night? Going in alphabetical order, may I humbly suggested that you refer to your evening state as ALL GEEZED UP. Your friends and coworkers will marvel at your vocabulary, and choose not to comment on the stench of stale gin that hangs about you like a fine mist.