hangovers

hangover

[hang-oh-ver]
noun
1.
the disagreeable physical aftereffects of drunkenness, such as a headache or stomach disorder, usually felt several hours after cessation of drinking.
2.
something remaining behind from a former period or state of affairs.
3.
any aftermath of or lingering effect from a distressing experience: the post-Watergate hangover in Washington.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase hang over


1. queasiness, sickishness, qualm, nausea.
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hangover (ˈhæŋˌəʊvə)
 
n
1.  the delayed aftereffects of drinking too much alcohol in a relatively short period of time, characterized by headache and sometimes nausea and dizziness
2.  a person or thing left over from or influenced by a past age

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hangover
1894, "survival," from hang + over. Meaning "after-effect of drinking too much" is first attested 1904, on notion of something left over from the night before.
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