Green’s Dictionary of Slang

shot adj.

1. [mid-19C+] (US/Aus./N.Z.) drunk , thus half-shot, tipsy (cf. cupshot under cup n.).

2. [1920s–30s] (US) nervous, on edge.

3. [1920s+] (orig. Aus., also all shot, shot at, shot away, shot through) of a person, exhausted or in bad shape.

4. [1930s+] (US, also all shot, shotty) of a thing, lost, useless, worn out or beyond repair.

In phrases

get shot (v.)

1. [late 19C-1900s] (Aus.) to be dismissed.

2. [1970s] (US prison) to be punished by loss of privileges.

get shot in the tail (v.)

see under tail n.

half shot (adj.)

[mid-19C+] (orig. US) tipsy, mildly drunk.

shot between wind and water (adj.) (also hulled between wind and water, shot betwixt wind and water, shot ’twixt…) [see ety. at shot between wind and water under shot n.1 ]

[17C–19C] infected with venereal disease; thus get/shoot someone between wind and water v., to infect a person with venereal disease.

shot down (adj.) [1950s+]

1. (drugs) under the influence of drink or drugs [SE + play on shot n.1 (6b)].

2. (US campus) miserable, useless, distasteful [SE + play on down adv.1 (1)].

shot full of holes (adj.)

1. [1910s+] (Aus./N.Z.) drunk.

2. [1940s] (US) suffering a nervous breakdown; also as v.

shot in the ass (adj.) [image of narcotic addiction]

[1950s–60s] (US) obsessed with, excessively dedicated to.

shot in the neck (n.)

[mid-19C] a drink.

shot in the neck (adj.)

[early–mid-19C] (US) drunk.

shot in the tail (adj.) [SE shot + tail n. (2)]

[late 19C–1900s] pregnant.

shot out (adj.) [shoot v. (6a)]

[1990s+] (drugs) of a narcotics addict, worn out from an excess of drug use.

shot (out) to the curb (adj.)

[2000s] of a person, completely destroyed, useless, having lost everything; usu. with ref. to crack cocaine.

shot to pieces (adj.) (also all shot to pieces, shot all to pieces, shot to shit)

[20C+] in a state of utter collapse.

shot up (adj.)

1. [1920s+] of an object, e.g. a car, damaged by shooting.

2. [1930s+] (drugs) experiencing the effect of narcotic drugs [shoot up v.2 (1)].

3. [1930s+] (US) of a person, or limb, severely wounded.

4. [1940s+] of the body, not well.

shot up the back (adj.)

[1910s] (Aus.) disconcerted; confused.

In exclamations

you be shot!

an excl. of dismissal, contempt.