Green’s Dictionary of Slang

lushed adj.

[lush v.]

1. drunk.

[UK] ‘Bobby and His Mary’ in Farmer Musa Pedestris (1896) 95: While she, poor stupid woman, / Got lushed that night.
[UK] ‘Beak and Trap to Roost are Gone’ in Swell!!! or, Slap-Up Chaunter 48: Lush’d heavy coves with queerish stamps.
[UK]Manchester Eve. News 3 Nov. 4/2: They were both lushed (drunk) before they began.
[UK]E.J. Milliken ’Arry Ballads 17: A workman well lushed shies his ’at for the Queen.
[US]M. Prenner ‘Sl. Synonyms for “Drunk”’ in AS IV:2 102: basted [...] lushed.
[US] ‘Sl. among Nebraska Negroes’ in AS XIII:4 Dec. 317/1: Among adjectives [...] High, ready, sent, right, lushed refer to various stages of intoxication.
[US]H. Gold Man Who Was Not With It (1965) 164: I won’t kill you, Stan, because you’re lushed.
[UK](con. 1920s) J. Sparks Burglar to the Nobility 20: We took him to an afternoon drinking club in Shepherd Market and got him lushed.
[UK]N. Cohn Awopbop. (1970) 36: He played a bit, sang a bit and everyone got lushed.
[US]L. Bangs in Psychotic Reactions (1988) 123: She’s so lushed she trips over her own feet.

2. (US) in weak use of sense 1, emotionally moved.

[US]Newark Advocate (OH) 2 Sept. 12/5: Even the longhaired squares were lushed to the sills on the swingaroo, peeling the apple straight on down the groove.

In compounds

lushed up (adj.)

1. drunk.

[Aus]Sun. Times (Perth) 10 Jan. 1/1: The lady gets lushed-up and flogs Hades out of the flunkey.
[US]K. Nicholson Barker III i: You’ll get all lushed up first thing you know.
[US]E. Hunter ‘The Beatings’ in Jungle Kids (1967) 137: Some night when you’re lushed up and roaming the streets.
[UK]F. Norman Guntz 149: I [...] just stood around getting lushed up.
[US]L. Bangs in Psychotic Reactions (1988) 122: The bizarro lushed-up Irish scrubwoman Kitty McShane.

2. intoxicated by drugs.

[US]W. Burroughs Naked Lunch (1968) 253: I, William Seward, captain of this lushed up hashhead subway.