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The drunchies

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Hunger pangs and/or cravings brought on by alcohol intoxication. A combination of the words "drunk" and "munchies", which describe similar cravings that often accompany smoking marijuana.
 
"After nine drinks we got the drunchies hard and microwaved about ten frozen corn dogs."
Etymology : "Drunk", a form of "drink", from Middle English "drinken" (to drink), from Old English "drincan" (to swallow), from Proto-Germanic "drinkanan" (to drink), from Proto-Indo-European "dhrengh-" (to draw into one's mouth, sip, gulp), nasalised variant of "dhregh-" (to draw, glide). "Munchies", from the word "munch", from late 14th century "mocchen", from Latin "manducare" (to chew). "Munchies" was first noted in 1971, the snack of the same name in 1959.
Source : Said by friends. First heard around April of 2009.
Last modified: 4 December 2011


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