1944, from German Angst "neurotic fear, anxiety, guilt, remorse," from Old High German angust, from the root of anger. George Eliot used it (in German) in 1849, and it was popularized in English by translation of Freud's work, but as a foreign word until 1940s. Old English had a cognate word, angsumnes "anxiety," but it died out.
1. Many kids suffer from acne and angst.
2. songs full of teenage angst
3. The sense of not being wanted can set up an angst.
4. "What if there's nothing left at all?" he cries, lost in some intense existential angst.
5. Now that AIfons has taught me that my angst is the price I have to pay.