- to chew with steady or vigorous working of the jaws, often audibly.
- to chew steadily or vigorously, often audibly.
- Informal. a snack.
- munch out, Slang. to snack especially extensively or frequently.
Origin of munch
- Ed·vard [ed-vahrd] /ˈɛd vɑrd/, 1863–1944, Norwegian painter and graphic artist.
- Charles,1891–1968, French conductor in the U.S.
Related Words for munchcrunch, scrunch, smash, soften, bite, reduce, chomp, grind, crush, champ, press, masticate, mash, ruminate
Examples from the Web for munch
Contemporary Examples of munch
For better or worse, jazz is turning into the music you hear when you drink coffee and munch on a donut or bagel.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love
June 15, 2014
In it, Munch attached his head to the body of a female; the symbolic meaning, that he no longer required a woman in his life.The Original Selfies
April 15, 2014
Munch painted three other versions of “The Scream,” all now in museums in Oslo.
Munch's $120 million painting went to New Yorker Leon Black.
I wrote about my final encounter with the Munch in today's Daily Beast.Better than "The Scream"?
May 3, 2012
Historical Examples of munch
Then she unrolled her own package of sandwiches, and proceeded to munch one.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
"He's a vegetarian," remarked the Tiger, as the horse began to munch the clover.Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
L. Frank Baum
He came back to his seat and began to munch them very contentedly.The River of Darkness
William Murray Graydon
He stopped to munch the last bit of corn-bread and drain his bowl to the bottom.The Red Acorn
They were creeping about, and I could plainly hear them munch the apples.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
- to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
Word Origin for munch
- 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
late 14c., mocchen, imitative (cf. crunch), or perhaps from Old French mangier "to eat, bite," from Latin manducare "to chew." Related: Munched; munching.