Anyone who has ever felt so hungry to the point of getting angry can finally associate that feeling with an official word: hangry.
Although the term is just being recognized officially, it has long been part of a common vernacular and dates as far back as the 1950s, according to Oxford English Dictionary.
“It is only in the 21st century that the word hangry, a blend of hungry and angry used colloquially to mean ‘bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger,’ has entered common use,” Katherine Connor Martin, Oxford University Press’ head of U.S. Dictionaries, said in a press release.
Funny phrases using the word hangry have been seen on memes, social media, merchandise, apps and even ad campaigns in recent years.
The candy brand Snickers’ slogan “You’re not you when you’re hungry” captures the essence of what it means to be hangry and the company even created an entire ad campaign last year around the idea.