gueule de bois

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, mouth of wood. Thought to have develeped first for simply a dry mouth, as that is often a characteristic of the repercussions of over-drinking.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡœl də bwa/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

gueule de bois f (plural gueules de bois)

  1. (informal) hangover

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