Definition of munch
: to eat with a chewing action many a mouthful is munched in private — Washington Irving; also : to snack on drank coffee and munched homemade cookies — Lady Bird Johnson
: to eat or chew something; also : snack —usually used with on
Recent Examples of munch from the Web
Not the one in Baraboo Kelly was seen wandering around the neighborhood, munching on some marigolds for a while before law enforcement called the large mammal's trainer.
Concealed from the hubbub, digital creators sat munching on snacks or posing in front of the many picture-perfect sets designed specifically for the event.
Broward County Wawa fans will soon be munching on Philly Cheesesteak hoagies when stores open in Davie and Pompano Beach in late July.
In this May 24, 2017 photo, a bison munches grass in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.
About 2.5 pounds of maggots can munch through five pounds of food waste in about four hours.
Instead, munch on some classic fried chicken-and-vegetable potstickers.
Kids are encouraged to munch and parents can enjoy lunch and adult beverages while watching or helping the children create.
The chocolate treat sold briskly, and even in the later stages of the tournament, the Swedish champion’s fans could munch away on the sweet without the slightest anxiety.
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Origin and Etymology of munch
Middle English monchen, probably of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Munch
Charles 1891–1968 Alsatian-born conductor
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Edvard 1863–1944 Norwegian painter
MUNCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of munch for English Language Learners
: to chew or eat (something) especially in a noisy way
MUNCH Defined for Kids
Definition of munch for Students
: to eat or chew especially with a crunching sound
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