[hang-oh-ver] /ˈhæŋˌoʊ vər/
the disagreeable physical aftereffects of drunkenness, such as a headache or stomach disorder, usually felt several hours after cessation of drinking.
something remaining behind from a former period or state of affairs.
any aftermath of or lingering effect from a distressing experience:
the post-Watergate hangover in Washington.
the delayed aftereffects of drinking too much alcohol in a relatively short period of time, characterized by headache and sometimes nausea and dizziness
a person or thing left over from or influenced by a past age
also hang-over, 1894, “a survival, a thing left over from before,” from hang (v.) + over. Meaning “after-effect of drinking too much” is first attested 1904, on notion of something left over from the night before.
The headache, morbid sensitivity, nausea, etc, felt upon awakening some hours after drinking too much liquor (1912+)
/ˈhæŋgrɪ/ adjective -grier, -griest 1. (jocular) irritable as a result of feeling hungry
- Hang seng index
/hæŋ sɛŋ/ noun 1. an index of share prices based on an average of 33 stocks quoted on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
- Hang someone out to dry
- Hang someone up
verb phrase To stall or immobilize; frustrate; paralyze: The four would not be able to hang the entire jury up/ or some other means of transcending the realities that hang one up (mid1800s+)