1. usu. in pl., a snack, snacks or small meal.
|Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren (1977) 183: Food in general is referred to as [...] ‘munchie’, ‘tuck’, or ‘tucker’.|
|Tales of the City (1984) 172: He foraged in the refrigerator for munchies.|
|Lex. of Cadet Lang. 240: usage: ‘Get heaps of munchies for the party tonight’.|
|The Joy (2015) [ebook] Will you go around and see what munchies you can get me, so at least they can’t starve me out, right?”.|
|Scholar 55: They walked to the shops, all agreeing to chip in for some munchies.|
|Peepshow [ebook] Plastic shopping bags full of munchies and cheap champagne.|
|Nature Girl 222: Water was all I wanted, but the munchies were stashed in the same bag.|
|Dirty South 131: Valentine’s Day is on the Wednesday, shall we go for our munchies on the Friday?|
2. attrib. use of sense 1 .
|Wayne’s World II [film script] Garth goes to the munchies table.et al.|
3. usu. in pl., the craving for food, often sweet or in an otherwise unlikely combination of flavours, that afflicts smokers of hashish or marijuana.
|Current Sl. V:2 10: Marijuana munchies, n. A state of extreme hunger.|
|Newsweek 12 Feb. 68: The POW’s will quickly learn about ‘bummers’ (‘unpleasant experiences, especially with drugs’), ‘joints’ (‘marijuana cigarettes, jays, j’s, reefers’) and ‘munchies’ (‘to be hungry, usually after ingesting marijuana’).|
|Chili 15: We have just smoked three joints [...] eaten a five pound pot of chili con carne, two pork chops each and a couple other things [...] Easily a case of the superduper munchies.|
|Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 124: Once I got high, I got the serious munchies.|
|Grits 60: Work up some munchies an ger inter that multipack a crisps.|
|Acid Alex 60 : The craving for sweet food became unbearable. This was happily called the munchies.|
|Dirty South 23: I’m getting some serious munchies. Do you have any sweets.|
|Baltimore Sun (MD) 16 Apr. T26/2: Munchies; Yes, indeed, hell yes. let’s eat.|
4. a snack eaten to assuage this craving; also attrib.
|Curvy Lovebox 158: Late night stores with lumpy guys [...] on a munchy hunt.|
|Florida Roadkill 243: ‘Munchies,’ said Coleman. ‘Come in.’.|
|Guardian G2 28 Mar. 23: A munchies-run bag of goodies.|
|Londonstani (2007) 215: Stopping off some place with the munchies is, like, the desi version a coming inside for a coffee.|
experiencing the pangs of hunger that accompany the smoking of cannabis or (occas.) heavy drinking.
|Filth 147: Everyone in the place [i.e. a curry house] is a munchied-up pissheid.|