Extremely hungry: I’m famished—is there anything to eat? the evacuees were famished, having had no food for 12 hours
More example sentences
- She had to admit she was quite hungry, famished even.
- Ashton while we do this go into the kitchen and eat something, you look famished.
- We were running a little late and I was famished, so we broke a rule and had a light lunch in the coffee shop.
late Middle English: past participle of the verb famish, from Middle English fame 'starve', from Old French afamer, based on Latin fames 'hunger'.