morning after

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noun,plural mornings after.
  1. a period, as in the morning, when the aftereffects of excessive self-indulgence during the previous evening are felt, especially the aftereffects of excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.

  2. a moment or period of realization in which the consequences of an earlier ill-advised action are recognized or brought home to one.

Origin of morning after

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby morning after Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use morning after in a sentence

  • She was suffering that morning-after sullenness which follows unusual indulgences in virtue as well as other excesses.

    What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
  • The ache is as near like the morning-after headache as can be.

    With the Battle Fleet | Franklin Matthews
  • A large and varied experience as a servant to young gentlemen had inured him to morning-after repentances.

    The Blower of Bubbles | Arthur Beverley Baxter
  • To Keegan there was something inexplicable about Basine's morning-after pose.

    Gargoyles | Ben Hecht