have the munchies

have the munchies

To become insatiably hungry so that one has the urge to continuously eat, especially snack foods. The term is often used to describe one of the stereotypical effects of marijuana use. When I have the munchies, I just can't stop eating—it's one snack after another.
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have the ˈmunchies

(informal) suddenly feel hungry: Can I borrow some money? I’ve got the munchies and I haven’t got any money to buy anything.
Munchies is connected with the word munch, which means ‘eat something steadily and often noisily’.
See also: have, munchies
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I particularly have the munchies at the end of the day and have a secret stash in my kitchen cupboard.