munchies

plural noun

munch·​ies ˈmən-chēz How to pronounce munchies (audio)
1
: hunger pangs
2
: light snack foods

Examples of munchies in a Sentence

I often get the munchies while watching TV late at night
Recent Examples on the Web While peanut butter is delicious, there are several other high-protein munchies available. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 Thingiverse, an online community for sharing 3-D designs, has dozens of templates for print-at-home bongs, bubblers and other items that elicit the munchies. Christian Millman, Discover Magazine, 26 Feb. 2014 For those who get the munchies late at night, the thoughtfully curated, in-room minibar provides above-average healthy snacks like Unreal chocolate bars and Lesser Evil Popcorn. Anna Haines, Forbes, 16 June 2022 Like her most recent experience with the edible, Kris appeared to have the munchies, snacking on chips and guacamole with her mom, and also had moments of uncontrollable laughter. Joelle Goldstein, Peoplemag, 5 Oct. 2022 See all Example Sentences for munchies 

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of munchies was in 1959

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“Munchies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/munchies. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

munchies

plural noun
munch·​ies ˈmən-chēz How to pronounce munchies (audio)
1
: hunger pangs
2
: light snack foods
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