[ muhn-chee ]
/ ˈmʌn tʃi /

adjective, munch·i·er, munch·i·est. Also munch·ie.

(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.

Origin of munchy

1915–20; munch + -y1 or -y2


munch·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for munchies

/ (ˈmʌntʃɪz) /

pl n slang

the munchies a craving for food, induced by alcohol or drugs
snacks or food collectively
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