Definition of Hair of the dog

1. Noun. An alcoholic drink supposed to cure a hangover.

Generic synonyms: Drink



Definition of Hair of the dog

1. Noun. (idiomatic) An alcoholic drink taken the morning after to cure a hangover or withdrawal symptoms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hair Of The Dog

hair diseases
hair disk
hair drier
hair dryer
hair dryers
hair dye
hair dyes
hair extension
hair follicle
hair gel
hair grease
hair loss
hair moss
hair mousse
hair of the dog (current term)
hair oil
hair papilla
hair pies
hair preparations
hair raising
hair root
hair salon
hair salons
hair salt
hair seal
hair shaft
hair shirt
hair shirts

Literary usage of Hair of the dog

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"form, " Take a hair of the dog that bit you" ? which is found at least as far back as Heywood : A haire of the dog that bit из last night. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"To take a hair of the dog that bit you," to take a dram in the morning after a too free indulgence in liquor on the previous evening. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"I had often heard, when a person had been tipsy the evening before, people tell him to take a hair of the dog that bit him, but never saw it in the literal ..."

4. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1902)
"... hair on the scratches inflicted by the dog, carrying out the old saw that the hair of the dog is an antidote for the 'bite. She, after having put on the ..."

5. Words, Facts, and Phrases: A Dictionary of Curious, Quaint, & Out-of-the-way by Eliezer Edwards (1882)
"Hair of the Dog. When a man is debilitated from the effects of the previous night's debauch, he is frequently counselled to take ' a hair of the dog that ..."

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