- a farcical quality; travesty
- a bewildering hodgepodge or distressing confusion
- a severe headache, esp. as part of a hangover
Origin of katzenjammerGerman ; from katze, cat + jammer, woe ; from Old High German jamar, origin, originally adjective , sad, akin to Old English geomor, miserable: katzenjammersense influenced, influence by United States cartoon strip (The Katzenjammer Kids), originated (1897) by R. Dirks
- A loud, discordant noise.
- A hangover.
- A state of depression or bewilderment.
Origin of katzenjammerGerman, hangover : Katzen, pl. of Katze, cat (from Middle High German katze, from Old High German kazza; akin to Old English catt; see cat) + Jammer, wailing (from Middle High German jamer, from Old High German jamar, misery).