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Blend of hungry +‎ angry.


  • IPA(key): /ˈhæŋɡɹi/
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  • Rhymes: -æŋɡɹi


hangry (comparative more hangry, superlative most hangry)

  1. (slang) Hungry and angry, especially when the anger is induced by the hunger.
    • 1994, Jean Harkins, Bridging Two Worlds:Aboriginal English and Crosscultural Understanding[1], page 162:
      A monster was described as hangry, pronounced by the aythor as [aŋgri]. When asked whether it was angry or hungry, the author replied "Yes".
    • 2005, L. R. Parenti, Durata Del Dramma: Life Of Drama[2], page 98:
      I also get really "hangry".
    • 2008, “The Great Southern Ontario Burger Trail”, in National Post[3]:
      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[4]:
      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"[5]:
    • 2016, “People Pleaser”, in The Powerpuff Girls:
      Mission Control: "Get them pizza before they get hangry. Hungry and angry!"
      Astronaut: "We're hangry! Hungry and angry!"
    • 2018, Jean Chatzky, Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve, page 11:
      You know this if you've ever been hangry. You go through your day without stopping to eat, and for a while it doesn't matter. Then your stomach starts sending signals to your brain that it's waiting.

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