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munch

[muhnch] /mʌntʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to chew with steady or vigorous working of the jaws, often audibly.
verb (used without object)
2.
to chew steadily or vigorously, often audibly.
noun
3.
Informal. a snack.
Verb phrases
4.
munch out, Slang. to snack especially extensively or frequently.
Origin of munch
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English monchen, variant of mocchen; imitative
Related forms
muncher, noun
unmunched, adjective

Munch

[moo ngk] /mʊŋk/
noun
1.
Edvard
[ed-vahrd] /ˈɛd vɑrd/ (Show IPA),
1863–1944, Norwegian painter and graphic artist.

Münch

[mynsh] /münʃ/
noun
1.
Charles, 1891–1968, French conductor in the U.S.
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Examples from the Web for munch
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  • Then she unrolled her own package of sandwiches, and proceeded to munch one.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • "He's a vegetarian," remarked the Tiger, as the horse began to munch the clover.

  • He came back to his seat and began to munch them very contentedly.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • He stopped to munch the last bit of corn-bread and drain his bowl to the bottom.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • They were creeping about, and I could plainly hear them munch the apples.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for munch

munch

/mʌntʃ/
verb
1.
to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
Derived Forms
muncher, noun
Word Origin
C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch

Munch

/mʊŋk/
noun
1.
Edvard (ˈɛdvard). 1863–1944, Norwegian painter and engraver, whose works, often on the theme of death, include The Scream (1893); a major influence on the expressionists, esp on die Brücke
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Word Origin and History for munch
v.

late 14c., mocchen, imitative (cf. crunch), or perhaps from Old French mangier "to eat, bite," from Latin manducare "to chew." Related: Munched; munching.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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