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PopWatch Dictionary: Hangaoke

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hangaoke
noun

A private-room karaoke experience, which the participants enter into knowing that they’ll consume enough alcohol to produce a hangover the following morning — or, what is technically “later this morning,” by the time they finally part ways.

Origin: For the umpteenth time, an EW Happy Hour Thursday night turned into three hours at a bar, followed by three hours at a karaoke establishment, where Michael Slezak and I may or may not have dueted on Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam’s “All Cried Out.” (Next time, we recreate the choreography below.)

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