- 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
1375–1425; late Middle English monchen, variant of mocchen; imitative
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- to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch
- 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
Word Origin and History for muncher
late 14c., mocchen, imitative (cf. crunch), or perhaps from Old French mangier "to eat, bite," from Latin manducare "to chew." Related: Munched; munching.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper