Despite all the angst, the Russians were not ready to give up their summer in America.
So get your angst out—on paper, in paint, or by pop-up street performance.
At least until you created your familiar film persona, Holden Caulfield was the icon of American angst.
1944, from German Angst "neurotic fear, anxiety, guilt, remorse," from Old High German angust, from the root of anger. George Eliot used it (in German) in 1849, and it was popularized in English by translation of Freud's work, but as a foreign word until 1940s. Old English had a cognate word, angsumnes "anxiety," but it died out.
angst 1 (ängkst)
A feeling of anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression.