the munchies

n
hunger, especially a craving for food brought on by the lowering of blood-sugar levels that is a well-known side-effect of smoking cannabis. The word was a children's synonym for snacks which was adopted by hippy-era smokers of hashish and marihuana.
► 'Those smug, stupid hippies, who thought it so cool to be comatose called that post-smoke famished feeling "the munchies", and for once they were right.' (Platinum Logic, Tony Parsons, 1981)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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