[ muhnch ]
/ mʌntʃ /
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.
Why Are Avocados Also Called Alligator Pears?As you munch on guacamole and chips, chew on the etymology of the humble avocado. Its many names are as wacky as the fruit is yummy.
Origin of munch
1375–1425; late Middle English monchen, variant of mocchen; imitative
Related formsmunch·er, nounun·munched, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for muncher (1 of 2)
/ (mʌntʃ) /
to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
Derived Formsmuncher, noun
Word Origin for munch
C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch
British Dictionary definitions for muncher (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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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.
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