Definition of Hangover

1. Noun. Disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol).

Exact synonyms: Katzenjammer
Generic synonyms: Discomfort, Uncomfortableness

2. Noun. An official who remains in office after his term.
Exact synonyms: Holdover
Generic synonyms: Functionary, Official
Derivative terms: Hold Over

3. Noun. Something that has survived from the past. "Hangovers from the 19th century"
Exact synonyms: Holdover
Generic synonyms: Survival
Derivative terms: Hold Over

Definition of Hangover

1. Noun. Illness caused by a previous bout of heavy drinking. ¹

2. Noun. An unpleasant relic left from prior events. ¹

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Definition of Hangover

1. the physical effects following a drinking binge [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hangover

hangman's fracture
hangman's halter
hangman's noose
hangman's nooses
hangman's rope
hangover (current term)
hangs about
hangs around
hangs by a thread
hangs out
hangs out to dry
hangs up

Literary usage of Hangover

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Account of the Gospel Labours, and Christian Experiences of a Faithful by John Churchman (1780)
"... as to the outward, may hangover ' us, we may be favoured to withdraw into ' the fure hiding-place, and know a quiet ' habitation I' CHAP. VI. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1915)
"... and hangover leads, and thence follows the main ridge of Unaka mountain southwesterly." Tennessee denies that the line described by North Carolina is ..."

3. Challenges in U.S.-Asian Policy: Hearing Before the Committee on by Nancy Lubin (1999)
"Past and present, that have this hangover, this cold-war hangover, and a nuclear hangover. I think that the gentleman is probably right that the Indians ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"A dispute arose over which branch was the proper line but in 1900 the United States Circuit Court decided in favor of hangover. There was a similar break in ..."

5. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover (eye- opener)? ..."

6. Alcohol Use Among U. S. Ethnic Minorities edited by Danielle Spiegler (1993)
"There was a similar pattern for all groups on items 1 (feel happy), 4 (pass out), 5 (have hangover), 6 (get loud and noisy), ..."

7. Insurgent Mexico by John Reed (1914)
"I awoke to the song of the lark: Oh, what a hangover I have, and the barkeeps won't trust me! "0 God, take away this sickness, I feel as if I were surely ..."

8. Young Humphry Davy: The Making of an Experimental Chemist by June Z. Fullmer (2000)
"When he came to, he complained of nausea, headache and hangover lassitude; he then inhaled five quarts of nitrous oxide for nearly a minute and a half, ..."

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