What does Hangry mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

Hangry Meaning

Hangry is a portmanteau of the words hungry and angry.

Hangry is an internet slang term that conveys that a person feels angry due to being hungry.

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How is Hangry used? Use Cases & Examples

If your teen wants to describe someone who is bad-tempered because of being hungry, the slang expression hangry is probably the word he/she will use. Low blood sugar can produce the hangry effect, and the slang expression has been in use for years.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term hangry:

-Ms. McDonald is such a bih.
-Eh, I think she’s just hangry because we have her before lunch. She’s nice during homeroom.

-omg why are you so cranky?
-Sorry im super hangry

-Mr. P lets me eat a snack at the beginning of class so I won’t get hangry on him.
-WTH?
-It’s legit – my blood sugar drops and I turn into a demon.

-Watch out i’m feeling hangry
-go look at some mukbang videos lol

How to Identify if your child is using the Hangry slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term hangry is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the Hangry slang word

A composite of the words hungry and angry, this slang expression captures perfectly the irritability brought about by being hungry. People experience this change in temperament in varying degrees depending on how their blood sugar levels affect them. Using the slang term hangry gives you an opening to talk with your teen about the importance of nutrition and listening to their bodies.

Here are some prompts for talking with your teen about nutrition:

  • Sometimes when I eat a lot of fried food, I feel so sluggish and heavy later on. Have you ever noticed a reaction to eating certain types of food?
  • What kind of healthful snacks would you like me to keep at home so you’re not tempted to fill up on junk?
  • What’s your favorite energy snack to eat before practice?
  • What’s your favorite recovery snack to eat after exercising?
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