first coined in 1918, but
used today, may become a more frequently used part of the English
. That word is "hangry," which is a
of the words "hungry" and "angry". It means to be bad tempered or irritable as a
of hunger. The word is making a
because of research that suggests "hanger" is a diagnosable feeling. Researchers believe "
" could be a genuine medical phenomenon. Scientists from the UK's Anglia Ruskin University examined how hunger affects
during our daily lives. Lead
Professor Viren Swami said the research indicated a strong
between hunger and feelings of anger, irritability, or low pleasure.