the munchies

plural noun

informal
: a feeling of hunger
I have a serious case of the munchies.
I always get/have the munchies when I'm watching TV.

Examples of the munchies in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The classic stoner film comedy centers on pot-smoking main characters (played by two Asian-American actors) in an adventure, seeking out sliders to satisfy a case of the munchies. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 19 Apr. 2024 And of course, no 4/20 is complete without a case of the munchies. Grace Tucker, The Enquirer, 19 Apr. 2024 Those arriving with the munchies are in luck as popular NYC restaurant Sei Less is slated to provide delicious wild fusion eats for the night. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 One study, for instance, found that, just like people, nematode worms dosed with cannabis get the munchies. Jesse Greenspan, Scientific American, 20 Feb. 2024 The first sign that the treatment was effective was when Nidia developed a serious case of the munchies. Rachel Nuwer, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2024 This vending machine isn’t intended to quench thirst or banish the munchies. John Kelly, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2023 The research isn't that clear cut on whether having the munchies directly leads to weight gain or obesity. Melissa Matthews, Men's Health, 7 July 2023 The stereotypical cannabis connoisseur perpetually has the munchies but is, paradoxically, perplexingly thin. Byerin Prater, Fortune Well, 3 June 2023

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“The munchies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20munchies. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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