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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to bite or chew; munch.
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Also chomp.

Origin of chump2

First recorded in 1850–55; variant of champ1
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Historical Examples

  • They tucked the stuff into their mouths and chumped solemnly.

    The Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling

  • I chumped up und ve rasselled und rasselled, und I got dem poth down ven, vot you dinks?

    Marching on Niagara

    Edward Stratemeyer

British Dictionary definitions for chumped


  1. informal a stupid person
  2. a thick heavy block of wood
    1. the thick blunt end of anything, esp of a piece of meat
    2. (as modifier)a chump chop
  3. British slang the head (esp in the phrase off one's chump)
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Word Origin

C18: perhaps a blend of chunk and lump 1


  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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