One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounSouth African
The after-effects of drinking an excess of alcohol.‘in the morning the atmosphere is fuzzy with babalaas’
- ‘Interestingly once running, as I was concerned that it would not restart again, I drove off quickly and found that the car had a bit of a babalaas.’
- ‘Saw Bryan and Jacque there having quite a couple of shooters, hope it helps him get over his head injury, or should we call it a babalaas.’
- ‘I'll remember the babalaas remedy, although it's complex to remember.’
- ‘Let's start by taking those words which are truly South African - babalaas, braaivleis, tshaila - and proudly integrate them into the language we speak most often.’
- ‘I read the term Babalaas on a subway in England. Its another word for feeling hung-over.’
Afrikaans, from Zulu ibhabhalazi.
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