- to bite or chew; munch.
Origin of chump2
First recorded in 1850–55; variant of champ1
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Examples from the Web for chumped
- informal a stupid person
- a thick heavy block of wood
- the thick blunt end of anything, esp of a piece of meat
- (as modifier)a chump chop
- British slang the head (esp in the phrase off one's chump)
C18: perhaps a blend of chunk and lump 1
- a less common word for chomp
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Word Origin and History for chumped
1703, "short, thick lump of wood," akin to Old Norse kumba "block of wood." Meaning "blockhead" is first attested 1883. Chump change attested by 1950.
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