Definition of hangover noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhæŋəʊvə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæŋoʊvər//
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  1. 1the headache and sick feeling that you have the day after drinking too much alcohol She woke up with a terrible hangover. See related entries: Addiction
  2. 2[usually singular] hangover (from something) a feeling, custom, idea, etc. that remains from the past, although it is no longer practical or suitable the insecure feeling that was a hangover from her childhood hangover laws from the previous administration see also holdover See related entries: Addiction
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hangover