plural noun
munch·​ies | \ ˈmən-chēz How to pronounce munchies (audio) \

Definition of munchies

1 : hunger pangs
2 : light snack foods

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Examples of munchies in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cheba Hut will feature veggie and meat toasted subs, salads, appetizers called munchies, treats such as Rice Krispies and drinks that are sure to cure your cottonmouth, according to the website. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, "Marijuana-themed sandwich shop Cheba Hut opening in Corryville," 26 Feb. 2021 And of course, when those late-night munchies kick in, guests can choose from all of their favorite 7-Eleven goodies to indulge in. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This 7-Eleven Store Just Got Listed on Airbnb for $11," 26 Jan. 2021 However your munchies are calling, shop the 21 best snack subscription boxes ahead. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "21 Best Snack Subscription Boxes You Won’t Regret Signing Up For," 23 Dec. 2020 The animals came out of their dens into their habitats, catching the first whiff of something adventurous in the wind, and discovered a buffet of tasty munchies laid out on a log. Leslie Cardé,, "Commander's Palace chef whips up reveillon meal for unlikely clients: The animals at Audubon Zoo," 11 Dec. 2020 In the meantime, Houstonians and their taste buds can only dream of these must-have munchies. Laura Furr Mericas, Chron, "Peep these 8 gorgeous Japanese sandwiches that are all the rage," 20 Nov. 2020 DoorDash said the top food items sold nationwide were munchies like fried chicken sandwiches, nachos and mozzarella sticks. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Some pizza, beer and weed: Americans voted, then ordered in for Election Day," 6 Nov. 2020 But with the right message—and some creative snacking ideas—parents can start to manage those munchies. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "Your kids are already over-snacking—and now it’s Halloween," 29 Oct. 2020 Enjoy any mix of these munchies for your collective get-up. Sian Babish,, "Best friend Halloween costumes of 2020," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of munchies

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Mar 2021

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“Munchies.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of munchies

US : light foods that are eaten as a snack
: a feeling of hunger

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