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1. A loud, discordant noise.
2. A hangover.
3. A state of depression or bewilderment.

[German, hangover : Katzen, pl. of Katze, cat (from Middle High German katze, from Old High German kazza; akin to Old English catt; see cat) + Jammer, wailing (from Middle High German jāmer, from Old High German jāmar, misery).]


1. a confused uproar
2. a hangover
[German, literally: hangover, from Katzen cats + jammer misery, wailing]


(ˈkæt sənˌdʒæm ər)

1. hangover.
2. uneasiness.
3. an uproar; clamor.
[1840–50; < German]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.katzenjammer - disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)katzenjammer - disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)
discomfort, uncomfortableness - the state of being tense and feeling pain
2.katzenjammer - loud confused noise from many sourceskatzenjammer - loud confused noise from many sources
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
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Witnesses saw injured people in the Mudlark pub, while others at the Katzenjammers Bierhall in Southwark Street helped a person who had been stabbed.
6 KATZENJAMMERS RESTAURANT Police begin evacuating the area, telling the public to run.
A video taken at the bierkeller Katzenjammers, in Southwark Street, shows officers shouting at customers to hit the deck.