Nearby words

  1. mumpsimus,
  2. mumsy,
  3. mumu,
  4. mun,
  5. mun.,
  6. munch, edvard,
  7. munchausen,
  8. munchausen syndrome,
  9. munchausen syndrome by proxy,
  10. munchausen's syndrome

Origin of munch

1375–1425; late Middle English monchen, variant of mocchen; imitative

Related formsmunch·er, nounun·munched, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for munch out


/ (mʌntʃ) /


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

Word Origin for munch

C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch


/ (mʊŋk) /


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 out



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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