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

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Tags: daily: word of the day

Recent Posts from This Community

  • Daily challenge to cmk418

    I forgot it was my writing day and booked a day out with my daughters to get matching tattoos! So this morning, I did a quick chunk of writing and…

  • Thursday Tropes: Week 28

    It's been a minute, hasn't it? Well, we're back...and maybe slightly different? This time around... A. FULL. YEAR. OF. TROPES! Some Thursdays…

  • Rare Pairs Challenge: Day 12

    The prompt for Day 12: “She’s trying to make it big on Instagram as a baker.” Just a reminder that anyone can be a baker, we…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded