- 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
Related Words for munchedcrunch, scrunch, smash, soften, bite, reduce, chomp, grind, crush, champ, press, masticate, mash, ruminate
Examples from the Web for munched
Contemporary Examples of munched
And as she munched on her dairy-free Sofritas burrito, she realized that as much as anything she was probably missing that stuff.Chipotle's New Vegan Burrito: Meh
July 31, 2013
Historical Examples of munched
He broke a roll and munched it gloomily, pondering this revelation.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
So she accepted her share, and Geoff munched his in silence.Great Uncle Hoot-Toot
He stood a while to look at the glory of the sky, and munched his sandwiches while he looked.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
The whole is made up into a parcel and munched, but not swallowed.Things as They Are
At noon he opened his lunch basket again, and munched serenely.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
- 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.