munch

verb \ ˈmənch \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of munch

transitive verb
: 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
intransitive verb
: to eat or chew something; also : snack usually used with on

muncher

noun

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Origin and Etymology of munch

Middle English monchen, probably of imitative origin


Munch

biographical name \ ˈmu̇nch , ˈmᵫnch \

Definition of Munch

Charles 1891–1968 Alsatian-born conductor

Munch

biographical name \ ˈmu̇ŋk \

Definition of Munch

Edvard 1863–1944 Norwegian painter

MUNCH Defined for English Language Learners

munch

verb

Definition of munch for English Language Learners

  • : to chew or eat (something) especially in a noisy way


MUNCH Defined for Kids

munch

verb \ ˈmənch \

Definition of munch for Students

munched; munching
: to eat or chew especially with a crunching sound


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