\ 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

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Other Words from chomp

chomp noun

Examples of chomp in a Sentence

They were chomping burgers at a picnic.
Recent Examples on the Web Within seconds, the snake chomps down on Lil Pump’s hand, causing the rapper to toss the reptile and run away. Robyn Merrett,, "Lil Pump Attacked by a Snake on the Set of Music Video: 'I Hope I Don't Die'," 8 Nov. 2019 Today marks the official start of Fat Bear Week, basically October Madness for Alaska's salmon-chomping, chonky brown bears. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "It’s Fat Bear Week!," 2 Oct. 2019 Bea exclaims in disbelief while taking half of the apple to chomp down on. Joelle Goldstein,, "Watch Paul Rudd Split an Apple in Half with Nothing But His Bare Hands," 25 Oct. 2019 Once the extension has been granted, both Johnson and his opponents will be chomping at the bit to get on the campaign trail. Luke Mcgee, CNN, "Boris Johnson can't celebrate his Brexit win for long," 17 Oct. 2019 Auburn kicker Wes Byrum hit the famous 43-yard field goal at the gun, and celebrated by doing Gator chomps all the way down the field. Joseph Goodman |, al, "Rich and wild history makes Auburn-Florida rivalry unique," 4 Oct. 2019 Hays, chomping hard on his gum, lifted his cap over his head and pumped it up and down twice as a way of thanking Guerrero. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hays robs Guerrero, Jays sweep Orioles with 8-4 victory," 19 Sep. 2019 This adorable line of OurPets Halloween toys from means that Fido can have just as much fun chomping on classic Halloween treats as your other, non-furry family members. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "These Candy-Inspired Dog Toys Let Your Pup Get in on the Halloween Fun," 11 Sep. 2019 Have to imagine Denver is chomping at the bit for a refresh as the franchise comes off consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1971-72. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, "50 things to know about NFL teams' training camps in 2019," 15 July 2019

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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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The first known use of chomp was in 1581

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Last Updated

7 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Chomp.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of chomp

informal : to chew or bite on something

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