Did you hit the town last night? Are you feeling the worst for wear? Then rejoice! You are in an ideal position to help revive the usage of crapulous. Before hangovers arrived on the scene, crapulous was the common phrase for those suffering due to the excesses of the night before. Until the start of the 20th Century, hangovers just referred to unfinished business, and the term was only used to denote the after-effects of drinking too much for the first time in 1904. But let’s get back to crapulous.
Technically, crapulous can refer to both drunkenness and sickness from too much drinking. Etymology: From Latin Crapula (intoxication), which in turn came from Ancient Greek κραιπάλη or kraipalē, (intoxication or hangover)