also pixillated adjective Etymology: irregular from pixie Date: 1848 1. somewhat unbalanced mentally; also bemused 2. whimsical <
pixilated pleasures
pixilation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pixilated — mildly insane, bewildered, tipsy, 1848, from PIXIE (Cf. pixie) (q.v.) + lated, as in titillated, etc., perhaps influenced by or a variant of pixie led. A New England dialect word popularized by 1936 by movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town …   Etymology dictionary

  • pixilated — means ‘bewildered or confused’ (literally ‘led astray by pixies’), and informally ‘drunk’. Another word entirely is pixelated, a technical term for a digital image that has been distorted into component areas (pixels) in order to conceal the… …   Modern English usage

  • pixilated — ☆ pixilated [pik′si lāt΄id ] adj. [altered < pixy led, lost, lit., led astray by pixies, infl. by pp. of verbs in late (as elated, titillated)] eccentric, daft, whimsical, puckish, etc …   English World dictionary

  • pixilated — AND pixolated 1. mod. bewildered. □ That little old lady is pixilated. □ She seems a bit young to be so pixolated. 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated; tipsy. □ She seems a bit pixilated. She’s probably been drinking …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pixilated — /pik seuh lay tid/, adj. 1. slightly eccentric or mentally disordered. 2. amusingly whimsical, prankish, silly, or the like. [1840 50, Amer.; PIX(IE) + (TIT)ILLATED] * * * …   Universalium

  • pixilated — adjective a) behaving in an eccentric manner, as though led by pixies. b) whimsical …   Wiktionary

  • pixilated — Synonyms and related words: bedeviled, boozy, canned, demonized, devil ridden, disguised, drunk, elvish, frolicsome, inebriated, larkish, muddled, pixie, pixieish, plastered, possessed, pranky, puckish, roguish, stoned, waggish …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pixilated — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. eccentric, daft, whimsical, puckish, impish, pixyish, capricious; see also naughty , silly . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Slang. Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor: besotted, crapulent,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pixilated — pix·i·lat·ed || pɪksɪleɪtɪd adj. (Slang) crazy, insane, mad; drunken, intoxicated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pixilated — (also pixillated) adjective bewildered; confused. ↘informal, dated drunk. Derivatives pixilation noun Origin C19: var. of pixie led, lit. led astray by pixies , or from pixie, on the pattern of words such as elated …   English new terms dictionary

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