[Ads-l] Antedating of new sense: hangry

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 27 12:09:40 UTC 2015

I see "hangry" has been added to Oxford Dictionaries, but not yet OED, with
an origin of "Early 21st century".


Here's a late 20th century:


From: Andrew DeWeerd <adew... at pogo.den.mmc.com>
Subject: Re: Words ending in gry
Date: 1996/09/22
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On 22 Sep 1996, Lisa Marie Taylor wrote:

> I work at a public library.  We have had about 50 people call and ask for
> 3 words in the English language which end in -gry.  Any suggestions?

Yes.  They are angry, hungry, and hangry.  The last word, although not
often used in current English, describes the person who is so hungry he
becomes angry.  Tell your callers this and they probably won't call back
with any other questions.


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