Define Loaded

 

loaded

(not before noun) (informal) very rich

 

 

Two Example Dialogues Using ‘Loaded’

 

😫: I wish we could go to the beach this year, but the hotels there are getting so expensive!

😜: Let’s invite Onin and get her to pay for it. She’s loaded, so a few nights in San Sebastián is pocket change for her!

 

🙄: Good grief. Greg and Tammy are loaded, but they cry poormouth all the time.

😑: Tell me about it. They pull in over half a million dollars a year, but to hear them talk, you’d think they were teetering at the brink of poverty.

 

 

Examples of ‘Loaded’ from the News

 

“Hot-footing it to Wales to meet the family and discover more, Tim can’t believe his luck when they pull up at a grand old manor house. Not only might Tim be British, but it looks like he’s also loaded!”
– BBC.co.uk, Synopsis of Jerk, Series 1, Episode 4, 25 March 2019

 

“Simon Cowell admits to still buying lottery tickets despite being loaded — we reveal how much money he’s got in the Big Five.”
– BBC.co.uk, “Thursday: Simon Cowell still buys lottery tickets”, 5 May 2011

 

 

Special Notes on the Word ‘Loaded’

 

‘Loaded’ can mean a lot of things in addition to “very rich”.

 

If a gun is loaded, it has bullets in it (as opposed to being empty).

 

If Onin got loaded last night, she got very, very drunk.

 

A loaded question is a question that implies a controversial assumption, or a question that is intended to be confrontational or trick someone into saying something that they don’t really agree with. (The typical example of a loaded question is, “When did you stop beating your wife?” The question is hard to answer if you never actually beat your wife.)

 

I hope these different meanings give you an extra appreciation of this fun English word!

 

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Pronunciation of ‘Loaded’

 

/ˈloʊdɪd/

 

 

 

Sources: Definition of ‘Loaded’

Each word of the day only focuses on one definition. To learn every possible definition of the word, I recommend that you look it up in your favorite dictionary.

 

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