- 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 munchescrunch, scrunch, smash, soften, bite, reduce, chomp, grind, crush, champ, press, masticate, mash, ruminate
Examples from the Web for munches
Contemporary Examples of munches
Afterwards, in the green room, Lynch sits on a sofa and munches on a doughnut.David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation in Los Angeles
April 7, 2013
He digs peanut butter out of bamboo shoots and sucks on frozen hemp milk and munches on mangoes and sweet potatoes and grapes.Bubbles Speaks
July 5, 2009
Historical Examples of munches
She drinks it standing, and munches a piece of black bread with it.The Old House and Other Tales
He hasn't a regular dinner-time, as we have; only munches and munches all day.A Country Gentleman and his Family
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
For nearly ten minutes she munches this weak spot, which lies close to the cerebral nerve-centres.More Hunting Wasps
J. Henri Fabre
He goes through the door, munches away at the branches, at last pulls at one.The Crystal Ball
Roy J. Snell
The horse in his stall scents the sweet hay and munches the ripe corn contentedly.Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
Jerome K. Jerome
- 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
Word Origin and History for munches
late 14c., mocchen, imitative (cf. crunch), or perhaps from Old French mangier "to eat, bite," from Latin manducare "to chew." Related: Munched; munching.