What Does HANGRY Mean in a Text?

HANGRY means "Anger Compounded by Hunger" (i.e., made worse by hunger). HANGRY is an amalgam of hungry and angry. It describes the feeling you get when you are bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.

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meaning of HANGRY

A hangry person is bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.

Summary of Key Points

"Anger Compounded by Hunger" is the most common definition for HANGRY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Anger Compounded by Hunger
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of HANGRY in Sentences

Here are examples of HANGRY being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: It's been 45 minutes since we ordered our food. The service here is awful.
  • Jordan: I'm not sure about you, but I'm starting to feel really HANGRY!
  • Charlie: What's rattled your cage this morning?
  • Jordan: Sorry, I skipped breakfast this morning so I'm probably just HANGRY.

An Academic Look at HANGRY

As it is formed by merging two words into one, HANGRY is classified as a portmanteau word. It is formed by amalgamating hungry and angry.

HANGRY is typically used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • Julie is HANGRY because of her highly restrictive diet.

Example of HANGRY Used in a Text

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