adj. Tipsy, drunk.
n. A drunk; someone who drinks a lot of alcohol.
"She was so shikered at the bat mitzvah, it was embarrassing."
“She got a wee bit shiker.” (NJY)
"He's a shicker."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Y שיכּור shíker
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
shiker, shickered, shikur, shikker, shiker, shikkur
also farshickered, fer shikered (from Yiddish פֿאַרשיכּורט farshikert) 'intoxicated'
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