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Friday, January 07, 2011

Definitions for katzenjammer

  1. The discomfort and illness experienced as the aftereffects of excessive drinking; hangover.
  2. Uneasiness; anguish; distress.
  3. Uproar; clamor.

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Citations for katzenjammer
So the asceticism and self-denial of the ancient anchorite and saint was merely a form of katzenjammer? Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Thoughts Out Of Season
Ninety to a hundred days at sea, with dysentery, beri-beri, crabs, lice, rabies, yellow jaundice, malaria, katzenjammer and other oceangoing delights. Henry Miller, Nexus
Origin of katzenjammer
1840-1850
Katzenjammer stems from American English, a combination of the German Katze, "cat," and jammer, "distress." The word was popularized by the early comic "The Katzenjammer Kids."
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