munchy

[ muhn-chee ]
/ ˈmʌn tʃi /
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adjective, munch·i·er, munch·i·est.Also munchie.

(of food)
  1. crunchy or chewy.
  2. Informal. for snacking: munchy foods like popcorn and cookies.

noun, plural munch·ies.

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.

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Origin of munchy

1915–20; munch + -y1 or -y2

OTHER WORDS FROM munchy

munch·i·ness, noun
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