'Oxford English Dictionary' Adds New Entries Including 'Hangry' Hangry is one of the newest entries. It's defined as "bad tempered or irritable as a result of hunger." Also added mansplain: when a man explains "needlessly, overbearingly or condescendingly."
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'Oxford English Dictionary' Adds New Entries Including 'Hangry'

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'Oxford English Dictionary' Adds New Entries Including 'Hangry'

'Oxford English Dictionary' Adds New Entries Including 'Hangry'

'Oxford English Dictionary' Adds New Entries Including 'Hangry'

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Hangry is one of the newest entries. It's defined as "bad tempered or irritable as a result of hunger." Also added mansplain: when a man explains "needlessly, overbearingly or condescendingly."

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. And it's right about this time in the day the MORNING EDITION staff gets a little bit hangry. And the Oxford English Dictionary now feels our pain. Hangry is one of the newest entries in the dictionary. The adjective is defined as, quote, "bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger." The only thing worse than being hangry - being mansplained, which has also made the dictionary, defined as when a man explains, quote, "needlessly overbearingly or condescendingly." It's MORNING EDITION.

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