American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bite or chew upon noisily. See Synonyms at bite.
- v. To work the jaws and teeth vigorously.
- idiom. champ at the bit To show impatience at being held back or delayed.
- n. Informal A champion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bite repeatedly and impatiently, as a horse his bit.
- To bite into small pieces; craunch; chew; munch: sometimes followed by up.
- To pound; crush; mash: as, to champ potatoes.
- To perform the action of biting repeatedly and impatiently: generally followed by on or upon.
- n. The act of biting repeatedly, as a horse on his bit.
- n. Mashed potatoes.
- n. A field. Specifically— In architecture, a field or ground on which carving is raised.
- n. In lace-making: The ground upon which the pattern is embroidered or applied. The filling of brides or links between the figures of the pattern of lace that has no ground or bottom.
- n. The name given to a valuable timber, the product of Michelia excelsa, a tall magnoliaceous tree of the eastern Himalaya. The wood is soft but very durable, and of an olive-brown color.
- Hard; firm: as, a good champ road.
- n. countable shortened form of champion
- n. Ireland, uncountable a meal of mashed potatoes and scallions
- v. To bite or chew, especially noisily or impatiently.
- n. informal Champagne.
- n. architecture The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard.
- v. To bite into small pieces; to crunch.
- v. To bite or chew impatiently.
- n. (Arch.) The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.
- n. someone who has won first place in a competition
- v. chafe at the bit, like horses
- v. chew noisily
- From champagne by shortening. (Wiktionary)
- Probably imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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