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adjective, munch路i路er, munch路i路est.Also munchie.
(of food)
  1. crunchy or chewy.
  2. Informal. for snacking: munchy foods like popcorn and cookies.
noun, plural munch路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鈥20; munch + -y1 or -y2


munch路i路ness, noun
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What does munchy聽mean?

Munchy describes food that is crunchy or chewy, as in Devin loves raw carrots and celery because they鈥檙e munchy and help him focus.

Informally, munchy is also used to describe foods that are eaten as a snack rather than a meal, such as popcorn or cookies.聽

Example: They had some munchy food at the party but nothing substantial.

The related slang term the munchies refers to a persistent hunger or craving for foods, especially snacks or items considered junk foods.

Where does聽munchy聽come from?

The first records of the term munchy come from around the 1910s. It combines the verb munch, meaning 鈥渢o chew or crunch,鈥 and the suffix -y, which creates adjectives meaning 鈥渃haracterized by.鈥 Munchy foods, therefore, are those that are characterized by being munched (or snacked) on.

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What are some other forms related to munchy?

  • munchiness (noun)

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How is munchy聽used in real life?

Munchy is always used in the context of food, especially snack foods that crunch or are chewy. It鈥檚 not that commonly used.聽

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Is munchy used correctly in the following sentence?

鈥淭he party starts after dinnertime, so I鈥檓 just going to serve some munchy snacks.鈥