food coma

noun
plural food comas

Definition of food coma

informal : a state of sleepiness or sluggishness that is experienced after eating a large meal Overeating is probably the main culprit for most people's Thanksgiving Day food coma.— Matthew Cenzon After my decadent dinner, I'm thrilled to be within crawling distance of my room. I enter the white sanctuary … and immediately lie down to wait for my food coma to abate.— Robin Cherry

First Known Use of food coma

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Food coma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/food%20coma. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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