- (drunk): Perhaps from airlocked.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /lɒkt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /lɑkt/
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- Rhymes: -ɒkt
locked (not comparable)
- Having undergone locking; secured by a lock.
- A locked door barred the way.
- (computing) Protected by a mutex or other token restricting access to a resource.
- You can't delete a locked computer file.
- (Ireland) Very drunk.
- 2021, Samantha Shannon, The Mask Falling, Bloomsbury Publishing, →ISBN, page 99:
- 'Drunk. Battered. Ar meisce. In a state of alcohol-induced intoxication.' […] Nadine and I once watched the news and had a shot of absinthe every time someone said unnatural. We were absolutely locked.'
- (mobile telephony, of a phone) Bound to a carrier.
- Antonym: unlocked
Derived terms Edit
that has been locked (with a key)
Further reading Edit
- A Dictionary of Hiberno-English: The Irish Use of English, Terence Patrick Dolan, page 142
- Eric Partridge (2005), “locked”, in Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor, editors, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, volume 2 (J–Z), London; New York, N.Y.: Routledge, →ISBN.