Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To chew or bite on noisily: a horse chomping oats. See Synonyms at bite.
  • intransitive v. To chew or bite on something repeatedly: chomping on a cigar.
  • n. The act or an instance of vigorous biting: "He finished the last of his sandwich with a single chomp” ( Anne Tyler).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of chomping (see below)
  • v. To bite or munch loudly or heavily.
  • v. To chew something loudly or heavily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To chew loudly and greedily; to champ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal variant of champ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. chew noisily
  • n. the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws

Etymologies

Variant of champ1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
U.S. regional variation of “champ” (verb) (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Basically, the word chomp was derived from the word champ, which means "to bite or chew loudly."

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  • Husbands told me about wives who "chomp" their gum or park the car crooked in the driveway, and wives griped about husbands who leave newspapers on the floor, refuse to put coasters under their drinks or walk around the house naked.

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  • But it feels like the boobies have been well and fully chomped to bits - not mention dragged over pavement - so I'm going with 'chomp' as my descriptive verb of choice.

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  • The jury's still out on "chomp" (chomp: hot or not?); "gimp" and

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  • The "chomp" I can understand, but the "crunch" indicates Wolverine also eats the bones.

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  • Were I starving and without the means to start a fire, I would of course throw a line in the lake and chomp down the result of my fishing.

    Good Places to Eat

  • Add fries and a Coke and you're talking chomp, but only for a limited time.

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  • “Unfortunately,” wrote Julia May in the Age, “dozens of photographers caught every unladylike chomp.”

    William and Kate

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