[ 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
Other definitions for munch (2 of 3)
[ moongk ]
/ mʊŋk /
Ed·vard [ed-vahrd], /ˈɛd vɑrd/, 1863–1944, Norwegian painter and graphic artist.
Other definitions for munch (3 of 3)
[ mynsh ]
/ münʃ /
Charles, 1891–1968, French conductor in the U.S.
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How to use munch in a sentence
Afterwards, in the green room, Lynch sits on a sofa and munches on a doughnut.David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation in Los Angeles|Sean Macaulay|April 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Ben Montgomery|July 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST
For nearly ten minutes she munches this weak spot, which lies close to the cerebral nerve-centres.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
The horse in his stall scents the sweet hay and munches the ripe corn contentedly.Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow|Jerome K. Jerome
The camel munches the immense thorn-clad leaves with impunity, deriving a great deal of nourishment from them.Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo|W. Cope Devereux
The squirrel who munches macaroons, the song-bird who is happy in her cage, all at once becomes a raging lioness.Inquiries and Opinions|Brander Matthews
Squirrel munches under his tail canopy till I am out of sight, jabbering all the while.In the Footprints of the Padres|Charles Warren Stoddard
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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