katzenjammer

[ kat-suh n-jam-er ]
/ ˈkæt sənˌdʒæm ər /

noun

the discomfort and illness experienced as the aftereffects of excessive drinking; hangover.
uneasiness; anguish; distress.
uproar; clamor: His speech produced a public katzenjammer.

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Origin of katzenjammer

1840–50; < German, equivalent to Katzen (plural of Katze cat) + Jammer “discomfort,” Old High German jāmar (noun and adjective); cf. yammer
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British Dictionary definitions for katzenjammer

katzenjammer
/ (ˈkætsənˌdʒæmə) /

noun mainly US

a confused uproar
a hangover

Word Origin for katzenjammer

German, literally: hangover, from Katzen cats + jammer misery, wailing
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