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hangry

adjective; blending
It refers to the state of being so hungry that it is frustrating and almost physically painful, making you become angry not only about not having eaten but other things and people around you as well. It has a different sense from simply saying that you are hungry and angry at the same time because the feeling of anger is specifically a consequence of being hungry, as opposed to being an unrelated emotion.
 
“I can’t remember the last time I ate and I’m starting to feel hangry so I’ll call you back later.”
Etymology : Blend of hungry (hunger (n.) + y), from Old English hungrig ‘hungry, famished’, and angry (anger (n.) + y), from anger ‘to irritate, annoy, provoke’, from Old Norse angra ‘to grieve, vex, distress’, from Proto-Germanic *angus, from PIE *angh ‘tight, constricted, painful’.
Source : from a phone conversation with my mother in September 2013
Last modified: 24 November 2013


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