Definitions

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

  • intransitive v. To chew food audibly or with a steady working of the jaws.
  • intransitive v. To eat with pleasure.
  • transitive v. To chew or eat (food) audibly or with pleasure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To chew with a grinding, crunching sound -- often used with on.
  • v. To eat vigorously or with excitement.
  • n. A location or restaurant where good eating can be expected.
  • n. An act of eating.
  • n. food.
  • n. A casual meeting for those interested in BDSM, usually at a restaurant. See Munch (BDSM).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To chew with a grinding, crunching sound, as a beast chews provender; to chew deliberately or in large mouthfuls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To chew deliberately or continuously; masticate audibly; champ.
  • To chew continuously and noisily.
  • n. Something to eat.

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

  • n. a large bite
  • v. chew noisily
  • n. Norwegian painter (1863-1944)

Etymologies

Middle English monchen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Ivan is probably one of the less ermm * munch munch* associated person with SG5.

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  • Oh well, there will be more quizzes …. * munch, munch, munch* ….

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  • Me: Yummy, yummy. * munch munch munch* Rosalind (blushing):

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  • Me: * munch munch munch* Rosalind: How does it taste?

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  • I can't wait to taste it. * munch munch** munch munch** gulp* Mmm … It's absolutely delicious.

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  • Okay, it looks really good. * munch munch* Egan: How is it?

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  • Hmm ... * munch munch munch* AAAARRGH I said I wanted Something, and you insult us both by giving me this? "

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  • The patrons at Hogei-sen, which means whale ship in Japanese, munch away on fried whale or sliced raw whale red meat for 1,360 yen (15 dollars) per serving.

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  • Macbeth is the only other play by Shakespeare in which the word "munch" appears, here in the mouth of one of the witches:

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  • There are words that are distinctly girlie words: "munch" is one of them.

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  • “Munches are informal gatherings hosted by and for straight folks into BDSM; most are hosted by reputable BDSM or sex clubs—Orlando Power Exchange, Los Angeles’ Threshold Society, Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture—and nothing happens at a munch. No sex, no play, just conversation and lunch.”
    Savage Love, by Dan Savage, January 13, 2010

    January 17, 2010

  • I call them nums. It's like a cross between kissing and biting. You cover your teeth with your lips and num, num, num.

    January 11, 2010

  • Are munches always given in bunches? My wife used to smother our kids with oodles of smooches. Never knew what to call that.

    January 11, 2010

  • to give mushycuddlekisses to a small child

    January 11, 2010