verb \ˈchamp, ˈchämp, ˈchmp\

: to bite and chew on (something) in a noisy way

Full Definition of CHAMP

transitive verb
:  chomp
:  mash, trample
intransitive verb
:  to make biting or gnashing movements
:  to show impatience of delay or restraint —usually used in the phrase champing at the bit <he was champing at the bit to begin>

Examples of CHAMP

  1. He champed his pipe angrily.
  2. The horse was champing its bit.
  3. He champed on his pipe angrily.

Origin of CHAMP

Middle English chammen, champen
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CHAMP


noun \ˈchamp\

Definition of CHAMP

:  champion

Examples of CHAMP

  1. this year's national basketball champs

First Known Use of CHAMP



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