morning after


noun, plural mornings after.

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

Nearby words

  1. mormons,
  2. mormyrid,
  3. morn,
  4. mornay,
  5. morning,
  6. morning after, the,
  7. morning coat,
  8. morning dress,
  9. morning glory,
  10. morning glory family

Origin of morning after

First recorded in 1880–85

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