hangry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of hungry +‎ angry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hangry (comparative more hangry, superlative most hangry)

  1. (slang) Hungry and angry, especially when the anger is induced by the hunger.
    • 2005, L. R. Parenti, Durata Del Dramma: Life Of Drama[1], page 98:
      I also get really "hangry".
    • 2008, “The Great Southern Ontario Burger Trail”, in National Post[2]:
      We're not talking about the fast-food giants or smaller chains, such as Wimpy's, both of which turn up frequently in the stripmalls that dot the Trail. No matter how hungry -- or even hangry -- you and your fellow travellers are, eschew these places.
    • 2011, Chris Haire, “I'm tired of writing about Nikki Haley”, in Charleston City Paper[3]:
      Seriously, somebody needs to give this toddler a bottle and put him down for a nap. That baby pitches a fit when he gets hangry.
    • 2015, Amanda Salis, “The science behind being "Hangry"”, in CNN "The conversation"[4]:
    • 2016 "People Pleaser", The Powerpuff Girls
      Mission Control: "Get them pizza before they get hangry. Hungry and angry!"
      Astronaut: "We're hangry! Hungry and angry!"

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