Definition of hangover in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋəʊvə


  • 1A severe headache or other after-effects caused by drinking an excess of alcohol.
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    • 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.
    informal the morning after the night before, head
    literary crapulence, crapulousness
    South African babalaas
    North American informal , • dated katzenjammer
  • 2A custom, habit, feeling, etc. that survives from the past: this feeling of insecurity was in part a hangover from her schooldays
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    • 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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