Whistle-drunk

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Whistle-drunk (obs.) too drunk to whistle
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwistlian; Sw. hvissla; cf. Whisper.

Usage

In literature:

They laughed, they sang, they whistled, drunk with the sunlight, the air of the open spaces, the wine of life.
"The Underdogs" by Mariano Azuela
The man who gave the last whistle upon it, before tumbling under the table dead drunk, won it.
"McClure's Magazine December, 1895" by Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
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In poetry:

My spirit, you are the Flying Dutchman,
always returning to the primal darkness,
getting drunk on the blowing of the wind!
A policeman blowing his whistle.
"A Suicide in front of a Mirror" by Srecko Kosovel
If, in an odd angle of the hutment,
A puppy laps the water from a can
Of flowers, and the drunk sergeant shaving
Whistles O Paradiso!—shall I say that man
Is not as men have said: a wolf to man?
"Eighth Air Force" by Randall Jarrell