- 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 munchingcrunch, scrunch, smash, soften, bite, reduce, chomp, grind, crush, champ, press, masticate, mash, ruminate
Examples from the Web for munching
Contemporary Examples of munching
A silverback is munching contently and endlessly on foliage.Can Gorillas Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
April 28, 2014
I should hope the city's homeless people will be munching on some venison burgers for the foreseeable future.The Deer Slaughter Starts Tonight
March 28, 2013
We stood for two and a half hours munching on deli food and enjoying the open bar.Obama's Fire Sale
September 23, 2010
The Tea Partiers, munching on a decidedly non‑populist steak and shrimp dinner, were geared up.Queen of the Tea Party
February 7, 2010
And lest we forget, it would be more than munching rice cakes and protein shakes in Chappaqua.Bubba's Bogus Diplomacy
August 5, 2009
Historical Examples of munching
Cracking some nuts and munching them, the Governor began to take another tone.The Manxman
Champagne, munching biscuits, patent medicines, lying down as you are now.Olive in Italy
All the horses were munching alfalfa and Dick was whistling in the cow-shed.The Forbidden Trail
Nettie had seized a remnant of her father's toast, and was munching it hastily.The Carpenter's Daughter
Anna Bartlett Warner
"Say, this is all right," declared Walt, munching a tongue sandwich.The Rover Boys on a Hunt
Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
- 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
late 14c., mocchen, imitative (cf. crunch), or perhaps from Old French mangier "to eat, bite," from Latin manducare "to chew." Related: Munched; munching.