verb (used with or without object), noun

Can be confusedchamp chomp Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for chomp

chew, gnaw, bite, munch

Examples from the Web for chomp

Contemporary Examples of chomp

  • The President continued to chomp on his sandwich, and now I was sweating.

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    I Shot Bin Laden

    Elliot Ackerman

    November 16, 2014

  • The gorillas and chimps perhaps then chomp the half eaten fruit and become ill with a devastating human-like disease.

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    Ebola's Back: What You Need to Know

    Kent Sepkowitz

    March 24, 2014

  • Do Republicans want to chomp stogies with El Rushbo or remain a force in American politics?

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    The Independent Rundown, November 10

    Matthew DeLuca

    November 11, 2012

Historical Examples of chomp

  • Vell, dey not all chomp togesser every day same peoples, but ven de barze all full den forrrty tousand chomp in same time.

  • In de Barze of Diocletian four tousand peoples all could chomp in de water same time.

British Dictionary definitions for chomp




to chew (food) noisily; champ


the act or sound of chewing in this manner

Word Origin for chomp

variant of champ 1
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Word Origin and History for chomp

1640s, dialectal and American English variant of champ (v.). Related: Chomped; chomping.

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