[ muhnch ]
/ mʌntʃ /
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verb (used with object)
to chew with steady or vigorous working of the jaws, often audibly.
verb (used without object)
to chew steadily or vigorously, often audibly.
Informal. a snack.
munch out, Slang. to snack especially extensively or frequently.
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Origin of munch
1375–1425; late Middle English monchen, variant of mocchen; imitative
OTHER WORDS FROM munchmuncher, nounun·munched, adjective
Definition for munch (2 of 3)
[ moongk ]
/ mʊŋk /
Ed·vard [ed-vahrd], /ˈɛd vɑrd/, 1863–1944, Norwegian painter and graphic artist.
Definition for munch (3 of 3)
[ mynsh ]
/ münʃ /
Charles, 1891–1968, French conductor in the U.S.
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British Dictionary definitions for munch (1 of 2)
/ (mʌntʃ) /
to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
Derived forms of munchmuncher, noun
Word Origin for munch
C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch
British Dictionary definitions for munch (2 of 2)
/ (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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