- 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 ) (Old English catt ; see cat . ) Jammer wailing ( from Middle High German jāmer ) ( from Old High German jāmar misery )