tanked

1. <jargon> Same as down, used primarily by Unix hackers.

See also hosed.

2. Popularised as a synonym for "drunk" by Steve Dallas in the late lamented "Bloom County" comic strip.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1995-02-28

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