hangover vs katzenjammer what difference

what is difference between hangover and katzenjammer

English

Alternative forms

  • hang-over

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhæŋoʊvɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhæŋəʊvə/

Noun

hangover (plural hangovers)

  1. Negative effects, such as headache or nausea, caused by previous drunkenness due to (excessive) consumption of alcohol.
    Synonym: veisalgia
    Antonym: afterglow
  2. Similar negative effects caused by previous excessive consumption of another substance, such as a drug, coffee, sugar, etc.
    • 2007, Suzanne Barnett, Jennifer Barnett Lesman, Amy Barnett Buchanan, Bev West, 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet, St. Martin’s Press (→ISBN)
      Don’t go overboard and find yourself with a sugar hangover that lasts for days and makes your diet days that much harder.
    • 2007, Elizabeth Wurtzel, More, Now, Again, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 4:
      So today I walk into Dr. Singer’s office with a heroin hangover, a headache like hell, vomiting, shaking, jonesing. I cannot bear to admit to her that it’s come to this. I’ve been doing so well. But I missed therapy the whole time I was locked up []
    • 2011, Laurie Weeks, Zipper Mouth, The Feminist Press at CUNY (→ISBN):
      On the other hand, I was already drunk, and wasn’t a heroin hangover preferable to the alcohol kind any day of the week?
    • 2015, Alexandra Jamieson, Women, Food, and Desire, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 7:
      We’re left with our unmet needs and a sugar high that will quickly turn into a sugar hangover. So the craving rises again, calling out to us “Feed me!” and again we take the easy route and stuff it back down with food.
    • 2018, Pat Fitzpatrick, No Sex, No Sleep, Mercier Press Ltd (→ISBN)
      You know nothing about despair until you have experienced a coffee hangover. This is where you lose the run of yourself and have two double espressos in a row. Ten minutes later you have a weird feeling you are going to puke out through your toes.
  3. (figuratively) An unpleasant relic left from prior events.
  4. (historical) A sleeping arrangement, usually in homeless shelters, over a rope.

Derived terms

  • hangxiety

Translations

See also

  • hung over

Anagrams

  • overhang


English

Alternative forms

  • Katzenjammer

Etymology

Borrowed from German Katzenjammer (hangover, literally the wailing of cats); a determinative compound formed from Katze (cat) +‎ -n- +‎ Jammer (wailing; lamentation).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkætsənd͡ʒæmə(ɹ)/

Noun

katzenjammer (plural katzenjammers)

  1. A hangover.
  2. Jitters; discord; confusion.
  3. Depression.

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