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adjective han·gri·er, han·gri·est. Slang.
  1. feeling irritable or irrationally angry as a result of being hungry.

Origin of hangry

1995–2000; blend of hungry and angry
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Historical Examples

  • The buzzing of the B's was so interminable, 'Anbury was so hangry, that it seemed there really must be some fire under the smoke.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 108, March 16, 1895


British Dictionary definitions for hangry


adjective -grier or -griest
  1. jocular irritable as a result of feeling hungry

Word Origin

blend of hungry and angry
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