Green’s Dictionary of Slang

stupid adj.

1. drunk.

[UK]Sporting Mag. Mar. VII 344/1: At the hour of nine, I came away quite stupid, / Nor could with Diana run, or see more than cupid.
[UK]‘Bill Truck’ Man o’ War’s Man (1843) 148: It gets itself so stupid, in the pouring o’t [i.e. grog] down it’s ain muzzle.
[UK]East London Obs. 19 Mar. 6/6: I ain’t a lushington [...] I don’t see the sense of it —it ain’t serving life when you’ve got three parts stupid before the fun begins.
[NZ]Auckland Star 9 Oct. 2/8: he got hold of drink some how [...] He made himself quite stupid for three or four days.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 29 Dec. 14/3: The shanty-keeper didn’t know that Andy had been seasoned by his between-time short ‘drunks,’ and when he thought his victim had become stupid enough, he turned him into the ‘dead-house’ at the rear and piled round him a host of empty bottles.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 12: stupid – excessively drunk.
[Aus]D. Mason Marching With the Devil 107: After the lesson, he went to the foyer, bought himself a case of beer, and drank himself stupid.
[SA]A. De Bruyn Escaping the Amazon 240: Drinking and getting stupid was de riguer [sic] for us.

2. (W.I.) insignificant, small, contemptible.

[US] in Journal of Amer. Folklore Apr. IX 32: It da jump about, and shake him head, and do all kin’ o’ ’tupid ting.

3. (US campus) crazy, insane, absurd.

[Aus]T. Winton That Eye, The Sky 75: I drank myself stupid.
[US]D. Burke Street Talk 2 32: Take off that stupid shirt!
[UK]D. Mitchell Black Swan Green 312: Men’d bet stupid vonga, wads of it.

4. (US campus) pleasant, popular, excellent.

[US]Arizona Dly Star (Tucson, AZ) Youth Beat 26 Dec. 8/4: Stupid: Crush. Def. Fresh. As good as it gets.
[US]D. Burke Street Talk 2 32: That hat is way stupid!
[US]A. Swartz ‘Sweet, Tight and Hella Stupid’ in S.F. University High School Update Mar.–Apr. 2: stupid – very cool, popular.

5. (US teen) of a quantity or price, large, exorbitant, e.g. stupid money.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 12: stupid – [...] Large amounts: ‘That car costs stupid amounts of money’.
[US]‘Touré’ Portable Promised Land (ms.) 161: We Words (My Favorite Things) [...] Stoopid. Triflin. Trippin. Snappin.

In phrases

get stupid (v.) [as sense 1 above] (US black/teen)

1. to enjoy oneself.

[US]MC Lyte ‘10% Dis’ 🎵 Get my homegirls Dohni and Kiki to get stupid.
[US]C. Major Juba to Jive.

2. to become drunk or intoxicated by drugs.

[US]R. Prather Scrambled Yeggs 57: ‘What are you trying to do, woman?’ I asked her, ‘get me drunk?’ ‘No, silly. I don’t know; I just feel like getting a little stupid. Numb.’.
[Aus]V. Viidikas ‘Island of Gems’ in India Ink (1984) 42: Some becha men take loudmouthed tourists to particular opium dens and leave them there to get stupid on the Queen of all drugs.
[US]Paducah Sun (KY) 16 Nov. 5/1: Get Stupid. Get Busted. Smart Driving Saves Lives.
[US]Chicago Trib. sec. 2 21 July 2/6: They go down to the lake, they drink, get stupid and get killed.
Barb G. ‘Brothers in Arms’ at 🌐 ‘Poor Billy,’ Joe said, and put his beer on the bedside table. He took a step closer, but Billy didn’t step back to Joe’s deliberate intimidation. Rather than making him angry, Joe actually smiled and pulled a baggie from his pocket. ‘Let’s get stupid and commiserate together.’.
Tribune (Williams Lake, BC) 29 June 4/1: All presidents [...] get mad, get stupid, get tired like all other human beings.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

stupid-head (n.) [-head sfx (1)]

a fool.

Mthly Traveller (Boston) Jan. 199/1: Why hae ye been pestering us, ye stupid head, wi’ four- penny papers, an’ daft shilly shally sangs.
[UK]Dickens Oliver Twist (1966) 281: ‘Think what, now?’ replied Giles. [...] ‘Think it’s the same boy, Stupid-head?’ rejoined Blathers.
[UK]Leeds Times 25 July 6/3: Ah! a good journey, forsooth! Soon said! Every stupid-head can say that.
[UK]Bristol Mercury 4 Dec. 6/2: ‘What a stupid-head you were,’ groaned Jack.
[UK]Bucks Herald 31 Dec. 2/5: Oh! you stupid-head, those are not martyrs.
[Scot]Eve. Teleg. 20 Jan. 2/5: The great stupid-head of a driver saw that the thing was a bit excited. Why didn’t he stop?
[UK]Liverpool Echo 19 Jan. 4/7: The improved Zeppelins (which England had been a ‘stupid-head’ not to copy as well as she could).
[UK]Nottingham Eve. Post 17 Dec. 3/3: Said Hydrogen to Oxygen, ’You silly stupid-head! Your own importance is supreme’.

In phrases