1. [late 17C+] a drunken spree; also attrib.; thus get a jag on ; on a jag
2. [late 19C–1940s] a drunkard.
3. [late 19C+] (also jag juice) a drink.
4. attrib. use of sense 3.
5. [late 19C+] (drugs) the consumption of a drug, usu. defined by the drug in question; occas. used of other substances, see cite 1915.
6. [20C+] the experience of taking a specific drug.
7. [20C+] in fig. uses.
(a) (US) a period of indulgence, a fit, a spree of any kind.
(b) (orig. US) a breakdown, an emotional collapse; often as crying jag, lengthy and profound sobbing.
8. [1930s] a hangover.
9. [1950s] a drugs party.
10. [1950s] a trance.
11. [1980s+] the act of injecting oneself with a narcotic drug.
[late 19C] tipsy, drunk.
[late 19C–1900s] (US) a drink.
see sense 3 above.
[1910s] a police line-up of those arrested as ‘drunk and disorderly’.
[late 19C-1900s] a bar, a saloon.
[late 19C] (US) hallucinations from delirium tremens.
see under dry adj.1
[late 19C+] to get drunk, to be drunk.
[1900s] to get depressed.
1. [late 19C+] on a drunken spree.
2. [1950s+] (orig. US) elated.