Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Food for snacking.
  • noun plural A craving for snack foods. Often used with the:

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  • noun slang Food, especially convenience snack foods.
  • noun slang, always with "the" Hunger, especially a craving for food as a result of cannabis or alcohol consumption.

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Examples

  • There is breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon munchies from the canteen, tea and supper.

    Craft

  • There is breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon munchies from the canteen, tea and supper.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Trips to the cafeteria for the late night "munchies"--mozarella sticks and pepperoni pizza, my college diet staple--where I would gaze at cafeteria boy and hope I didn't look like a complete moron.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Trips to the cafeteria for the late night "munchies"--mozarella sticks and pepperoni pizza, my college diet staple--where I would gaze at cafeteria boy and hope I didn't look like a complete moron.

    Marijuana

  • I think it’s funny that our breakfast at Blue Fin, while tasty, was ten times more expensive and a thousand times saltier than our buffet munchies from the Diamond six doors down.

    Random Thoughts About New York City That Were Probably Too Long For Twitter

  • I think it’s funny that our breakfast at Blue Fin, while tasty, was ten times more expensive and a thousand times saltier than our buffet munchies from the Diamond six doors down.

    Clear Desk, Clear Mind, Clear Start

  • After all, besides helping people relax and feel less anxious in many cases, marijuana can trigger the "munchies" -- a desire to consume food, especially junk food.

    Binge eating may be a high all its own

  • In my mish-mash American family, we do the same thing, only we call it "munchies."; oD In fact, on Christmas Day all we have are munchies because no one is hungry for a meal after snacking constantly all day.

    Thanksgiving Antipasto

  • By blocking the marijuana receptors ... if the munchies are a side effect of a drug that makes people feel good, it's hardly surprising that feeling worse would be a side effect of a drug that blocks those receptors.

    Maia Szalavitz: So Long Crystal Meth, Hello Cocaine!

  • The lead researcher, Wendy Wismer of the University of Alberta, said it's no secret that healthy people who use cannabis get the "munchies" - what essentially amounts to a boost in their appetite.

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  • Oh no! I've got the munchies *rooting through freezer for ice cream*.

    September 30, 2007