sketched out

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 10 14:33:36 UTC 2011

Apparently less intense than "freaked out":

2011 (Jan. 10): He would
send bizarre text messages, but also break off contact for weeks on end. "We
just started getting sketched out about him," the friend said.

In 1996-97 my undergraduates began reporting "sketchy" as meaning fishy,
odd, shady, sinister.  It was new to me then but is quite common now.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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