Definition of babalaas in English:

babalaas

Line breaks: baba|laas
Pronunciation: /ˈbabəlas
 
, -lɑːs/
South African

noun

[mass noun]
  • The after-effects of drinking an excess of alcohol: in the morning the atmosphere is fuzzy with babalaas
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    • Let's start by taking those words which are truly South African - babalaas, braaivleis, tshaila - and proudly integrate them into the language we speak most often.
    • Interestingly once running, as I was concerned that it would not restart again, I drove off quickly and found that the car had a bit of a babalaas.
    • Saw Bryan and Jacque there having quite a couple of shooters, hope it helps him get over his head injury, or should we call it a babalaas.

adjective

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  • Hung-over.
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    • I read the term “Babalaas” on a subway in England. It’s another word for feeling hung-over.

Origin

Afrikaans, from Zulu ibhabhalazi.

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