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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
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  • He broke a roll and munched it gloomily, pondering this revelation.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • So she accepted her share, and Geoff munched his in silence.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot

    Mrs. Molesworth
  • He stood a while to look at the glory of the sky, and munched his sandwiches while he looked.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • The whole is made up into a parcel and munched, but not swallowed.

    Things as They Are Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • At noon he opened his lunch basket again, and munched serenely.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • She was supplied with a roll of the lozenges and munched them gravely.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Olive produced her biscuits and bananas, and they munched together in amity.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • He munched his humble fare with a gusto he had not known for years.

  • Corona nodded as she broke off a piece of crust and munched it.

    Brother Copas

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for munched

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 munched

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.

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