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Hangry

adjective; blending
a specific form of irrational anger that is felt by a person with low blood sugar who is then more irritable
 
blend between the words Hungry and Angry to create a new single word for a specific form of anger.
Etymology : Angry (adj) – late 14th century, from anger (n) + -y (2). Originally “full of trouble, vexatious;” sense of “enraged, irate” also is from 14th century. Hungry (adj) - Old English hungrig “hungry, famished;” Old Frisian hungering, Dutch hongerig, German hungrig. Figurative use from 12th century. Related: Hungrily. From Online Etymology Dictionary
Source : Heard in Rice student conversation, August, 2013 Girl: “You’re walking slow, were you raised by elephants? Is that why you are dumb too?” Boy: “Dang, is someone a little hangry?” Girl: “I haven’t eaten yet today and I just want to get to the survery before it closes!”
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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