Definition of hangover in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaNGˌōvər/


1A severe headache or other after effects caused by drinking an excess of alcohol.
Example sentences
  • These side-effects are far more severe than a hangover and can act as a strong deterrent to drinking.
  • But, as with so many high-flyers of the 80s, the headaches and the hangovers were on their way.
  • Never have collective headaches and hangovers been better earned.
1.1A thing that has survived from the past: a hangover from the sixties
More example sentences
  • One feature that he sees as a hangover from the past is how people react when they have made mistakes.
  • I guess it's a hangover from my childhood in Japan: I find koi extremely calming.
  • This could be a hangover from communism, while there could be other influences.

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Syllabification: hang·o·ver

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