Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 01/25/17 Katzenjammer

Katzenjammer (noun)
katzenjammer [kat-suh n-jam-er]

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

Origin: 1840-50; < German, equivalent to Katzen (plural of Katze cat) + Jammer discomfort, Old High German jāmar (noun and adj.); cf. yammer

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