1. (orig. US, also rip, ripped off, ripped up) extremely intoxicated by drink, drugs or a mixture.
|Drugs from A to Z (1970) 220: ripped Intoxicated by drugs.|
|Current Sl. V:2 11: Ripped up, adj. Very intoxicated.|
|in Body Shop 135: We all got ripped together up at the hospital [...] stoned out of our minds.|
|Close Quarters (1987) 9: We threw a party [...] everybody getting ripped and red-eyed drinking quarts.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 176: Losing motor and emotional control (ripped).|
|Shatterday (1982) 177: I couldn’t possibly write the crap I write if I was ripped.All the Lies in|
|Campus Sl. Mar. 8: rip – drunk.|
|Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 127: I’d [...] stay ripped for so long.|
|Candy 6: [of heroin] I have another blast and get pretty ripped myself.|
|(con. 1970s) King Suckerman (1998) 67: He was ripped with his boys.|
|🎵 I’m ripped, I’m on an acid trip.‘Under the Influence’|
|Hurricane Punch 176: I’m ripped on this ’cane! Isn’t she great?|
|UNC-CH Campus Sl. Spring 2014.(ed.)|
|Widespread Panic 5: He was reefer-ripped and poking two underage twists.|
2. unhappy, furious.
|Tell Them Nothing (1956) 56: I’m still ripped, but I got to smile.‘Dangerous’ in|
|Jazz Lex. 255: ripped, adj. [hyperbole: emotional analogy with physical fragmentation] [...] Distraught, grief-stricken.|
|CUSS 185: Ripped Angry. Disgusted.et al.|
|Nurses 249: I don’t want to calm down! I am fucking-A ripped.|
(US campus) drunk.
|Campus Sl. Nov. 3: ripped out of one’s gourd – very drunk.|
|Sl. and Sociability 45: Among the synonyms for drunk are [...] polluted, ripped out of one’s gourd, ripped to the tits.|
(orig. US) very intoxicated by drink, drugs or a combination.
|Tales of the City (1984) 127: The last thing we need is one of those tight-assed dinosaurs stumbling in here ripped to the tits.|
|Campus Sl. Nov.|
|Workin’ It 79: I was on a methadone program at the time, and I was ripped off my ass.|
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 98 Oct. 24: ripped to the tits adj. A level of inebriation achieved using drink and drugs.|
|Grits 330: Tha twinkle that people are alweys remarkin on but which a can only ever see meself when ripped to the tits.|
|Riptide Ultra-Glide 68: ‘You’re really getting seriously fucked up, completely hammered, ripped to the nuts, shit-faced and puking’.|
|Price You Pay 210: Remember Billy who was big and made a living putting tubes up buildings whilst ripped to the tits on the Pale Peruvian.|
|Widespread Panic 189: Now she’s all rectitude — ripped to the gills.|
SE in slang uses
(Aus.) a general excl. of dismissal, be quiet! go to hell!
|Rusty Bugles I i: Aw, get ripped, you rotten little sawn-off runt.|
|Pairs and Loners 16: ‘I pity you.’ ‘Get ripped,’ he said. ‘What’s more’, I said, ‘you’re unintelligent.’.|
|Water under Bridge 234: Oh get ripped [AND].|