katzenjammer


kat·zen·jam·mer

noun \ˈkat-sən-ˌja-mər\

Definition of KATZENJAMMER

1
:  hangover
2
:  distress 2
3
:  a discordant clamor

Examples of KATZENJAMMER

  1. <traffic was all tied up, the kids were fighting, and in the midst of all this katzenjammer, the phone rang>

Origin of KATZENJAMMER

German, from Katze cat + Jammer distress
First Known Use: 1849

kat·zen·jam·mer

noun \ˈkat-sən-ˌjam-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KATZENJAMMER

2
: emotional distress or depression

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