I've got a question about the adjective "stooped".
I've checked this word in dictionary online and it is said that the meaning of the word is "with the the top half of the body bent forward and down". I'm kind of puzzled about the exact bent part of the body. It's more on back(more like "hunched over") or at the waist(like "bent over")?
And the meaning of the verb "stoop" in merriam-webster shows as belowed↓
to bend the body or a part of the body forward and downward sometimes simultaneously bending the knees
so, does the adjective form "stooped" also share the same meaning? With bending the knees?
My second question is about the adjective "looped".
I've heard a song called "I'm looped". And the verse "Yes I'm looped, high as a Georgia pine" is kept repeated in the song.
I've checked the meaning of it online and knew that it means "I'm drunk".
So, here is my question:
Does "looped" mean the feeling of being drunk? like getting a bit dizzy and lightheaded?
Because recently I'm reading a book and I’ve seen a sentence in it that goes like this: sb is looped (but this person isn't drinking).
So I think "sb is looped" just means "sb is dizzy". Am I right?
Thanks for reply!
anonymousDoes "looped" mean the feeling of being drunk? like getting a bit dizzy and lightheaded?
Yes. It is a slang word for inebriated. If I feel faint because I haven't eaten all day, I do not use "looped."
Loopy is also used if someone is crazy.
Here are a variety of different body positions which qualify as stooping (down).
Words like these are not very precise. "Stooped" properly applies only to the head and shoulders, but it would be hard to have a stooped posture without bending at the waist a bit. "Hunched" needs a hump, more or less. It is more extreme than "stooped".
The verb and adjective are not the same. To stoop is to bend down, as when picking something up off the floor or humbling oneself to a monarch. The knees often come into play when you stoop.
It is better to make separate threads for separate questions.
No, it means being drunk regardless of how that feels to you. "I'm looped" is slang for "I'm drunk." I have been unable to discover the origin of the term. The OED calls it "chiefly U.S.", and the first citation is from 1934 in a dictionary of American slang. The date suggests a connection with the aerobatic loop.
What book? Not every person who writes things knows English well enough to do it right, and we all make mistakes. I'd have to see the passage in context to comment further on the writer's use of "looped", which seems wrong to me.
Thanks for the thorough explanation! It's very instructive.
OK, I see. sorry about that.
Actually I've seen this expression in a children's book called Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
In this book the lowercase letters are described as kids. When these kids all climbed on the coconut tree, the tree couldn't afford and fell. Then all the letters(kids) fell out of the tree and got hurt.
The letter m is looped. The picture showed in the book looks like this:
If the word "looped" is originated from "the aerobatic loop", could its meaning be like the word "dizzy"? Or it just mean letter m is made like two loops ?
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Thank you for the thorough explanation!