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hangover Line breaks: hang|over
Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋəʊvə/

Definition of hangover in English:


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.
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
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.

Words that rhyme with hangover

Hanover • turnover
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