Shift of "jaded"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Dec 4 08:15:47 UTC 2012

Although it wasn't me asking, today I heard a 23-year-old describe his definition of "jaded." He said it means irritation, like at a situation. I believe I've heard this usage before.

I was into my 30s before I understood this word, and I had to look it up a number of times before I completely understood the conventional meaning.

I suspect this meaning comes from songs that have the word, such as those titled "Jaded" (

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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