- (of food)
- crunchy or chewy.
- Informal.for snacking: munchy foods like popcorn and cookies.
- munchies, Informal. food suitable or meant for snacking: Munchies were served before dinner.
- the munchies, Slang. hunger, especially a craving for sweets or snacks: suffering from the munchies.
Origin of munchy
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Examples from the Web for munchies
Melissa had to go “rescue” her and drive her home and stop for cheeseburgers because Joan had the munchies so bad.Billy Sammeth, the Manager Fired by Cher and Joan Rivers, Tells His Side of the Story
February 14, 2012
Anyone who enjoys familiar American-style munchies (and ample amounts of salt) will find this mix of cupboard staples satiating.Snack Mixes That Won't Bite Back
December 29, 2009
- the munchies a craving for food, induced by alcohol or drugs
- snacks or food collectively
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Word Origin and History for munchies
"food or snack," 1959, plural of munchie (1917), from munch (v.); sense of "craving for food after smoking marijuana" is first attested 1971.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper