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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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  • The other munched fiercely at the brown, uninviting bit of biscuit.

    In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford
  • He munched in silence for a while, and she did not dream of interrupting.

    Mrs. Dud's Sister Josephine Daskam
  • While she munched the sweetmeats he glanced at her mother interrogatively.

    A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss
  • The whole is made up into a parcel and munched, but not swallowed.

    Things as They Are Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • Helen munched them as she cranked the telephone and listened for an answer from the operator in the nearest town.

    Janet Hardy in Radio City Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • He munched his humble fare with a gusto he had not known for years.

  • Altogether he was an unwholesome, disagreeable-looking brute, who munched his grass morosely and had no elephantine geniality.

  • He now munched some of it, and lay, watching the mouth of the gorge below.

  • "If this is prison fare I don't care how soon I am out of it," he said to himself as he munched the bread.

    Condemned as a Nihilist George Alfred Henty
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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