Origin of munch

1375–1425; late Middle English monchen, variant of mocchen; imitative
Related formsmunch·er, nounun·munched, adjective

Definition for munch (2 of 3)

Munch

[ moo ngk ]
/ mʊŋk /

noun

Ed·vard [ed-vahrd] /ˈɛd vɑrd/, 1863–1944, Norwegian painter and graphic artist.

Definition for munch (3 of 3)

Münch

[ mynsh ]
/ münʃ /

noun

Charles,1891–1968, French conductor in the U.S.
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British Dictionary definitions for munch (1 of 2)

munch

/ (mʌntʃ) /

verb

to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
Derived Formsmuncher, noun

Word Origin for munch

C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch

British Dictionary definitions for munch (2 of 2)

Munch

/ (mʊŋk) /

noun

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

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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