starched

starched
AND starchy mod. alcohol intoxicated. (See also stiff.)
Man, was he starched!
No, he wasn’t quite stiff, but he was starched.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • starched — [ startʃd ] adjective starched clothes have been made stiff with starch: a starched collar …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Starched — (st[aum]rcht), a. 1. Stiffened with starch. [1913 Webster] 2. Stiff; precise; formal. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • starched — index formal, punctilious, rigid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • starched — [[t]stɑ͟ː(r)tʃt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A starched garment or piece of cloth has been made stiffer using starch. ...a starched white shirt. ...starched napkins …   English dictionary

  • starched — UK [stɑː(r)tʃd] / US [stɑrtʃd] adjective starched clothes have been made stiff with starch a starched collar …   English dictionary

  • Starched — Starch Starch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Starched} (st[aum]rcht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Starching}.] To stiffen with starch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • starched — adj. Starched is used with these nouns: ↑collar, ↑linen …   Collocations dictionary

  • starched — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a garment which has had starch applied. b) Stiff, formal, rigid; prim and proper …   Wiktionary

  • starched — Synonyms and related words: buckram, firm, in buckram, pokerlike, prim, ramrodlike, renitent, rigid, rodlike, starch, starchy, stiff, stiff as buckram, stilted, taut, tense, tight, unrelaxed, virgate …   Moby Thesaurus

  • starched — stÉ‘rtʃt /stɑːt adj. stiffened with starch; stiff, formal stÉ‘rtʃ /stɑːt n. edible complex carbohydrate found in plants; substance used to stiffen fabrics; formality, stiffness of manner v. stiffen with starch; make rigid, make stiff …   English contemporary dictionary

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