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Hangry Is Officially a Word in Oxford English Dictionary (And Merriam Webster Adds Dark Chocolate and Darling Dog Breeds!)

by Cristina Corvino 1:09 PM, March 26, 2018

Rachael Ray Show

Aired March 26, 2018

"Hangry" is no longer just a feeling we can *all* relate to -- it's officially a word, according to the Oxford English Dictionary!

(Oxford Dictionaries -- yes, it's different! -- made the move in 2015, so it was only a matter of time before "the definitive record of the English language," which is based in the UK, followed suit.)

And that's not the only new food-related words that have been made *officially official.*

EVOO -- an acronym for Extra Virgin Olive Oil which our very own Rachael Ray coined -- has finally been recognized as a legitimate word (score!) and so has frugivore (a fruit eater!).

The Oxford English Dictionary isn't the only dictionary with food on the brain, either.

Merriam Webster recently added dark chocolate, saying, "It was formerly thought that dark chocolate was self-explanatory, but knowing that it is dark in color isn't really sufficient: it's also important to know that it has a high percentage of cocoa and usually no milk and little sugar."

TRY THESE ASAP: Red Wine-Dark Chocolate Brownies

Harissa, tzatziki and kombucha are also newly adopted foreign words in the food space!

Other Merriam Webster additions? Cryptocurrency (we were confused about what it is too, until financial guru Rachel Cruze enlightened us) and life hack (we LOVE these here at the “Rachael Ray” show).

But wait, we haven't even gotten to quite possibly our favorite additions …

Combined DOG BREEDS, like chiweenie (a cross between a Chihuahua and a dachshund), schnoodle (a schnauzer and a poodle!) and Yorkie-poo (a Yorkshire terrier and a poodle!)

We know those have nothing to do with food, but in case you haven't noticed, we are BIG puppy fans around here. 💕