Hangover meaning

hăngōvər
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Something remaining from a previous time or state; a survival.
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A temporary, unpleasant physical condition, typically characterized by headache and nausea, following the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol.
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An unpleasant relic left from prior events.
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The definition of a hangover is defined as something left over, or feeling badly the morning after you consume too much alcohol.

When a restaurant is still decorated in the old theme even though the restaurant now has a new theme, this is an example of a hangover in the decor.

When you have a headache and throw up the morning after you drank too much at a party, this is an example of a hangover.

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A condition characterized by headache, nausea, etc. as an aftereffect of drinking much alcoholic liquor.
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Illness caused by a previous bout of alcohol drinking.

I really enjoyed yesterday’s party, but now I have the biggest hangover — I’ll not be doing that again any time soon.

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A letdown, as after a period of excitement.
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A vestige; a holdover.

Hangovers from prewar legislation.

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Origin of hangover

  • American English; hang + over. First sense was first attested in 1904. Second sense was first attested in 1894.

    From Wiktionary