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Tomcat vs Hangover - What's the difference?

tomcat | hangover |

As nouns the difference between tomcat and hangover

is that tomcat is a tom, a male cat while hangover is illness caused by a previous bout of alcohol drinking.

As a verb tomcat

is to prowl for sexual gratification.



Alternative forms

*tom cat, tom-cat


(en noun)
  • A tom, a male cat.
  • Verb

  • To prowl for sexual gratification.
  • *1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber and Faber 2003, p. 539:
  • *:He would not go roaming the streets tom-catting like Mr Schick.
  • Derived terms

    * tomcat around

    See also

    * caterwaul



    Alternative forms

    * hang-over


    (en noun)
  • Illness caused by a previous bout of alcohol drinking.
  • I really enjoyed yesterday’s party, but now I have the biggest hangover — I’ll not be doing that again any time soon.
  • An unpleasant relic left from prior events.
  • * 2013 , Simon Jenkins, Gibraltar and the Falklands deny the logic of history'' (in ''The Guardian , 14 August 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/14/gibraltar-falklands-deny-logic-history]
  • While they deny the logic of history and geography, neither Gibraltar nor the Falklands will ever be truly "safe". One day these hangovers will somehow merge into their hinterlands and cease to be grit in the shoe of international relations. This day will be hastened if world governments take action to end tax havens.


    * (post-drug illness) (l)

    See also

    * hung over