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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FORDRUNKEN, ppl.adj. Also -drucken. Overcome with drink. Obs. in Eng. Arch.Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry 163:
To yesk his saul awa' in glore, Upo' the death-bed o' the floor, For-wakit and for-drunken.
Fif. 1864 W. D. Latto T. Bodkin xxii.:
A crood o' dirty, wild, fordrucken-like savages.

[For-, 1. (2) + drunken, Drucken. O.Sc. fordrunkin, 1513, id.]

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