desideratum \dih-sid-uh-RAY-tum; -RAH-\, noun;
- Something desired or considered necessary.
Desideratum is from Latin desideratum, "a thing desired," from desiderare, "to desire."
- When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both. An amalgum of hungry and angry invented to describe that feeling when you get when you are out at a restaurant and have been waiting over an hour to get the meal that you have ordered.
"Damn! Where is that steak I ordered? We've been waiting for an hour and a half here. The service here is terrible! I'm starving! I don't know about you, but I'm starting to feel really hangry!"
- An Wang 1920
- Eddie Bracken 1920
- Wilma Lee Cooper (Leary) 1921
- Keefe Brasselle 1923
- Gay Talese 1932
- Earl King 1934
- Dieter Bohlen 1944
- Sammy Johns 1946
- Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) 1948
- Alan Lancaster (Status Quo) 1949
- Marilyn Cochran 1950
- James Spader 1960
- Edward Bergenholz 1974
- Ashton Kutcher 1978
- Tina Majorino 1985