hung·​over ˈhəŋ-ˈō-vər How to pronounce hungover (audio)
variants or hung over
: suffering from a hangover

Examples of hungover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Part of the blame can be placed on the overall state of the real estate market that’s still hungover from historic pandemic sales and rising mortgage rates. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 Belly got too drunk, called her mom for help, and poor worried Laurel arrived the next morning to find the house in shambles and her daughter a hungover wreck. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 13 Aug. 2023 Kingsbury said Manziel clearly was hungover during the pregame walkthrough, drenched in sweat. Brad Townsend, Dallas News, 4 Aug. 2023 The prosecution has claimed that Gutierrez-Reed was drinking and smoking marijuana in the evenings during the production, and may have been hungover at the time of the shooting. Variety, NBC News, 30 June 2023 Custodio said the prosecution's insinuation that Gutierrez-Reed was hungover might work in the defense's favor. Susan Montoya Bryan, ajc, 15 June 2023 If Curtis is like the drunk version of me, Isaac on Ghosts is like the hungover version of me, a little bit crankier, a little bit more frustrated and tired. Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 June 2023 If someone shows up to work hungover, for example, that’s bad. Megan Leonhardt, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2023 Southside Diner Championing all things fried and delicious, this iconic building has been nourishing hungover locals for over 40 years. Christie Fitzpatrick, Outside Online, 2 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hungover was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Hungover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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