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Nightmare

Night

night

 

Noun -  The time from sunset to sunrise.

Mare

Horse (a mare) and her foal

Noun - The female of a horse or other equine.

!Note - it can also be a derogatory term for a woman in the UK.

night + mare

Nightmare

nightmare

Noun - A frightening or unpleasant dream.

!Note - it can also be used to describe a real experience.

 

 

Example Sentence:-

A: "I had a terrible nightmare last night. I dreamt the Conservatives won the election!"

B: "They did."

A: "What! Oh no! What a nightmare!"