One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.‘I get very hangry if I miss a meal’
- ‘I had my pitcher of margaritas so I wasn't too worried, but after everyone around us had appetizers I was getting hangry.’
- ‘Or, they were just really craving a milkshake and fries - I know how I get when I'm hangry.’
- ‘To be your best self, it's helpful to eat a good breakfast (trust us, morning meetings are better when you're not hangry.’
- ‘If I miss this snack I get a bit hangry by the time dinner rolls around at 7ish!’
- ‘I would have even had his portion if he wasn't also so hangry.’
- ‘We sat at the back bar and he was hangry so we ordered the nachos, thinking they were gonna be a snack.’
- ‘Some people get hangry when their blood sugar levels drop and their irritability rises.’
- ‘Nearing hangry status, we perused the two floors for our eatery options.’
- ‘We've all been there: tired, hangry, and without a piece of fresh produce or healthy snack in sight, and then a drive-thru beckons.’
- ‘If you're hangry, try the hungry man's meal (3 meats with coleslaw and chips on the side).’
1990s: blend of hungry and angry.
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