Definition of chomp in English:

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chomp

Pronunciation: /tʃɒmp/

verb

[no object]
Munch or chew noisily or vigorously: she chomped on a roll
More example sentences
  • The boss man loosened the knot on his tie and angrily chomped on his Havana cigar.
  • Have you ever sat opposite somebody at a meal who chomps their food?
  • They will be chomping on chicken drumsticks and hamburgers and walking around everywhere.

noun

[in singular]
A chewing noise or action.
Example sentences
  • Colorful bands on a butterfly's wing provide camouflage among leaves and flowers, of course, but they can also divert a predator's eye toward the butterfly's tail, where a little bite won't matter as much as a chomp on the head.
  • ‘Thank you, ma'am,’ I say, taking a chomp out of a cookie.
  • Joe took a chomp out of a hamburger.

Phrases

chomp at the bit

see champ at the bit at champ1.
Example sentences
  • Just over a month after finishing the last campaign, less than a month away from the new season and Waterford United captain John Frost is, literally, chomping at the bit for the start of this latest adventure.
  • They are, and they're chomping at the bit to be here.
  • ‘I was really chomping at the bit to get back to work,’ she says.

Origin

Mid 17th century: imitative.

Words that rhyme with chomp

clomp, comp, pomp, romp, stomp, swamp, tromp, whomp, yomp

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