katzenjammer

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Katzenjammer (hangover, literally the wailing of cats); a determinative compound formed from Katze (cat) +‎ -n- +‎ Jammer (wailing; lamentation).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkætsənd͡ʒæmə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

katzenjammer (plural katzenjammers)

  1. A hangover.
  2. Jitters; discord; confusion.
  3. Depression.