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Chloe Kim is 'hangry' — and the Oxford English Dictionary approves

The Washington Post logo The Washington Post 2/13/2018 Desmond Bieler
a person wearing a hat: Chloe Kim has reason to smile, even while hangry. (Lee Jin-man/AP) © Provided by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post Chloe Kim has reason to smile, even while hangry. (Lee Jin-man/AP)

Whether it was Monday in the United States or Tuesday in South Korea, the word of the day was “hangry.” That was the adjective Chloe Kim delightfully applied to herself in a tweet she posted between her gold medal-winning halfpipe runs at the Olympics.

It was probably not an accident that, complaints of an unfinished breakfast sandwich aside, Kim was suspected of having quite the sweet tooth. During the previous day’s qualifying session for the halfpipe final, she tweeted between runs about having a food craving.

The day before that, Kim tweeted about being “so nervous!!!!!!!” before adding, “Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro.”

Little wonder, then, that the coverage of Kim’s gold medal performance included this crucial piece of information:


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