Squiffed vs Squiffy - What's the difference?

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Squiffy is a related term of squiffed.

Squiffed is a synonym of squiffy.


As adjectives the difference between squiffed and squiffy

is that squiffed is (informal) intoxicated while squiffy is (british) slightly drunk or intoxicated; tipsy.

squiffed

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (informal) intoxicated
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=2005 , author=J. C. Morris , title=The End of Arrogance: Revised Edition , publisher=Buy Books on the web citation , isbn=0741422778 , page=133 , passage=Her hair streamed down in front of her eyes and her dress was on back to front. Totally squiffed . Leo hustled her into bed.}}
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=1994 , author=Farley Mowat , title=Born Naked , publisher=Houghton Mifflin Books citation , isbn=0395735289 , page=74 , passage=I got all the heavy drinkers squiffed out of their minds}}

    References

    *2005, Editors Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition) , Oxford University Press

    squiffy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (British) slightly drunk or intoxicated; tipsy
  • * 1992, J.B. Priestley, An Inspector Calls , Heinemann, ISBN 0435232827, page 51,
  • In the Palace bar. I'd been there an hour or so with two or three other chaps. I was a bit squiffy .
  • Crooked, askew; awry
  • * 2004, Jude Rawlins, Cul De Sac: Lyrics, Prose & Poems 1987-2004 , Lulu.com, ISBN 141160895X, page 11,
  • To this day I cannot and will not wear a tie properly. On the one or two occasions I have worn them since I left school, I've worn them squiffy , on purpose.
  • * 2005, Editors Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition) , Oxford University Press,
  • The graphics make your eyes go squiffy .

    Synonyms

    * squiffed

    References

    * 1998, The Dorling Kindersley Illustrated Oxford Dictionary , Dorling Kindersley Limited and Oxford University Press, ISBN 0751311103, page 807 * 1994, Rosalind Fergusson, Eric Partridge, Shorter Slang Dictionary , ISBN 0415088666, page 203. English terms with unknown etymologies