han·​gry | \ ˈhaŋ-grē \
hangrier; hangriest

Definition of hangry

informal : irritable or angry because of hunger To his credit, he knows not to drive while hangry.— Genevieve Scarano … junk foods generally induce large rises in blood-glucose levels that come crashing down fast. Ultimately, they may leave you feeling hangrier.— Amanda Salis As it turns out, being hangry–so hungry that you become angry–could be ruining your relationship and causing you to fight with your significant other.— Krystal Vivian

First Known Use of hangry

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hangry

blend of hungry and angry

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The first known use of hangry was in 1918

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to express emotion in a dramatic way

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