Today there are almost as many slang names for alcohol as there are types of alcohol itself, and equally there are different slang names that hail from different parts of the world. Here we have featured a selection of the most popular slang names for alcohol, and a little information about when the term was coined, and more importantly, why.
The above list of slang name describe alcohol itself, while the following slang names describe somebody as being drunk from alcohol: Hammered, Tanked, Wasted, Plastered, Canned, Sloshed, Housed, Juiced-up & Crocked.
It’s interesting to note where a lot of these names came from, with many of them having been used for hundreds of years as traditional terms that are today gaining in popularity as slang names. Do you know a common term used to describe alcohol that we have not included on this page?
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