\ ˈchämp How to pronounce chomp (audio) , ˈchȯmp \
chomped; chomping; chomps

Definition of chomp

intransitive verb

1 : to chew or bite on something
2 : champ sense 2 usually used in the phrase chomping at the bit

transitive verb

: to chew or bite on

Other Words from chomp

chomp noun

Examples of chomp in a Sentence

They were chomping burgers at a picnic.
Recent Examples on the Web Those who want to chomp on the three items on the menu – Sgt. Jeff Vorva, Chicago Tribune, 3 July 2022 The bacteria makes the bear gain more weight and store more fat, which researchers said may compensate for a lack of nutrients later in the year, when bamboo plants have only fibrous leaves to chomp on. Katie Hunt, CNN, 18 Jan. 2022 As with The Good Fight, the Kings' other great ongoing series, the breakneck speed of a genre thriller becomes an excuse to chomp through a lot of recent headlines. Darren Franich,, 15 June 2022 There can be quite a bit to chomp through, from the what, to the how, to the impending dramatic implications of it all. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 1 Apr. 2022 Since 2014, hundreds of the animals have descended on the city to chomp down on wild vegetation in an effort to help curb the spread of wildfires. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2022 Suede Open Walks retail for $1,050, and a pair in deerskin will chomp $2,425 out of your checking account. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 24 Jan. 2022 For the past two weekends, reservations and counter service have been open and waiting for hungry fans to chomp down on delicacies from some of the other best food cities in the country. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 In another sign of the growing closeness between the Bebop crew, Faye gives Spike her beloved loofah to chomp down on while Jet heals his arm. Scott Meslow, Vulture, 21 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of chomp

1581, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for chomp

alteration of champ

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“Chomp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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