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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Hun"gry
  1. Feeling hunger; having a keen appetite; feeling uneasiness or distress from want of food; hence, having an eager desire.
  2. Showing hunger or a craving desire; voracious."The cruel, hungry foam." [C. Kingsley.]"Cassius has a lean and hungry look." [Shak.]
  3. Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry soil."The hungrybeach." [Shak.]

Etymology: AS. hungrid. See Hunger

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous ("hungry for recognition")
  2. Feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food ("a world full of hungry people")

From Middle English hungry, from Old English hungriġ, hungreġ (“hungry, famishing; meager”), from Proto-Germanic *hungragaz (“hungry”), equivalent to hunger +‎ -y. Cognate with Dutch hongerig (“hungry”), German hungrig (“hungry”), Swedish hungrig (“hungry”).

Notable Persons Named Hungry

Hungry Tiger is a fictional character.


Hungry Joe was a confidence trick and confidence man. Hungry was given the name Francis J. Alvany in 1850 in Chicago. Hungry is also known as Hungry Joe Lewis, John Jacob Astorhouse, Charles Clayton, Henry F. Post, William C. Howard, and Louis Alcaser. He breathed his last breath on March 22nd, 1902.


Fun Facts about the name Hungry

  • How unique is the name Hungry? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Hungry was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Hungry: Your name in reverse order is Yrgnuh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hrygun. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Hungry born Oct 20, 1973

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 725. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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