morningmare

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From morning and nightmare.

Noun[edit]

morningmare (plural morningmares)

  1. (rare, humorous) A nightmare experience in the morning.
    • 1997, Anna Collins, Elliot Sullivan, Women Are from Bras, Men Are from Penus: A Survival Guide for Bypassing Communication and Getting Even in Your Relationships, page 27,
      What a nightmare! Or morningmare, in this case.
    • 2008, Gary Diehl, Those Were the Days: Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie, and.., page 124,
      My skin had goosebumps and my hands were damp and cold. I prayed I would never again be troubled by that—morningmare.
    • 1999 November 25, Les Hellawell, “Re: Nightmare on the M1 - WARNING: thread convergence link to new thread drift”, uk.local.yorkshire, retrieved 2011-09-08, Usenet:
      Talking of nightmares on the M1, we went to York this morning to see the St.Nik. fair. We caught the 8.08 from New Pudsey and had to stand in a packed carriage as far as Leeds. Do people actually do this every day? What a morningmare!