Time for another American English slang term I picked up from the YouTube comments
(emphasis in bold mine)
"well... i gave her a vicodin." reminds me when i had a cold and my dad gave me a sip of vodka to get me to sleep. i was like eight and i was so turnt that night
It looks like a spelling variation for turned, but its meaning is different. One Urban Dictionary entry, with almost 2,500 upvotes, says
Like hype for a party, or at the club!
"Bra, this party about to be turnt!!!"
That entry is dated 2009 but there's an earlier one, posted in 2005 (emphasis not mine)
horny, drunk, f*cked up!! Crunk!!
Damn, I am all turnt on! or I am getting Turnt to night at the club!
Urban Dictionary was launched in 1999, which suggests that turnt was relatively unknown in the 1990s. It is also listed in a more sombre dictionary, Macmillan, it seems the definition is by someone from the UK in 2014.
or turnt up
From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
a slang word meaning excited, having a really good time, possibly with the help of alcohol or drugs One artist who likes to sing about being turnt up is the criminally under-appreciated singer known as Ciara.
I wanted to ask about its origin and how to use this slang but I found the answers at Dictionary.com. Basically, turnt comes from African American culture, probably popularised by hip-hop artists, and it is derived from the expression turn up, as in “to turn up the heat/volume” at a party.
Turnt and turnt up begin as a slang term in African-American English meaning “excited,” “adrenalized,” or “intoxicated,” as the online hip-hop dictionary the Right Rhymes defines it. The term, though especially associated with drugs, alcohol, and sex at a crazy party, has broadened to mean “a state of being wild.”
The definition of turnt and turnt up sound familiar, almost interchangeable with that of lit and lit up, see this post on EL&U. Am I mistaken? Is there a difference in meaning, in usage, between the two?
How popular is its usage? For example, is it restricted to a specific generation or social class? Do over 40-year-olds say this?
Do I have to be American to use this slang or is it also used in the UK, as Macmillan seems to suggest?
I don't know the answers to any of these, so any extra information is warmly welcomed.