Hangry (adj.): "Irritable or angry because of hunger."

By Faith Brar
September 07, 2018

If you've ever used being "hangry" as an excuse for your inexplicably horrible mood swings throughout any given day, we've got great news for you. Merriam-Webster totally empathizes with your emotions and has officially legitimized the term by adding it to the dictionary. (But for real, there are several stages of hunger and we can help you navigate each one.)

Now, "hangry" has become an adjective defined as "irritable or angry because of hunger." Pretty spot-on if you ask us-and people on Twitter couldn't agree more. (ICYWW, this is what happens when hunger turns to hanger.)

"The world just got better," one person wrote. "It finally happened!" said another.

The great news is, "hangry" isn't even close to the only food-related term to be made official this year. (Related: FINALLY-All the Food Emojis You've Been Waiting For)

"Avo" for avocado, "marg" for margarita, and "guac" (like we need to tell you what that stands for) are now also legit to use on Taco Tuesday-according to Merriam, anyway. Some other notable additions include "zoodle" ("a long, thin strip of zucchini that resembles a string or narrow ribbon of pasta"), "mocktail" ("a nonalcoholic cocktail") and "hophead" ("beer enthusiast"). Foodies, rejoice!