hangover
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhæŋoʊvɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhæŋəʊvə/
Noun

hangover (plural hangovers)

  1. Illness caused by a previous bout of alcohol drinking.
    Synonyms: veisalgia
    Antonyms: afterglow
    I really enjoyed yesterday’s party, but now I have the biggest hangover – I’ll not be doing that again any time soon.
  2. (figurative) An unpleasant relic left from prior events.
    • 2013, Simon Jenkins, Gibraltar and the Falklands deny the logic of history (in The Guardian, 14 August 2013)
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