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chuck habit

Slang definitions & phrases for chuck habit

chuck habit

n phr,n
  1. The intense hunger felt by a drug addict whose narcotics intake is cut off: He'd gotten the chuck horrors: for two full days he'd eaten candy bars, sweet rolls and strawberry malteds
  2. The voracious eating that comes from extreme hunger: the ''chuck horrors,'' that awful animal craving for food that comes after missing half a dozen meals
  3. Insanity resulting from imprisonment or fear of imprisonment (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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