from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Unpleasant physical effects following the heavy use of alcohol.
- n. A letdown, as after a period of excitement.
- n. A vestige; a holdover: hangovers from prewar legislation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Illness caused by a previous bout of alcohol drinking.
- n. An unpleasant relic left from prior events.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An unpleasant feeling, such as a headache, occurring as an aftereffect from the use of drugs (especially alcohol).
- n. an official who remains in office after his term.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)
- n. something that has survived from the past
- n. an official who remains in office after his term
American English; hang + over. First sence was first attested in 1904. Second sence was first attested in 1894. (Wiktionary)