muncher

munch

[muhnch]
verb (used with object)
1.
to chew with steady or vigorous working of the jaws, often audibly.
verb (used without object)
2.
to chew steadily or vigorously, often audibly.
noun
3.
Informal. a snack.
Verb phrases
4.
munch out, Slang. to snack especially extensively or frequently.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English monchen, variant of mocchen; imitative

muncher, noun
unmunched, adjective
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munch (mʌntʃ)
 
vb
to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
 
[C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch]
 
'muncher
 
n

Munch (mʊŋk)
 
n
Edvard (ˈɛdvard). 1863--1944, Norwegian painter and engraver, whose works, often on the theme of death, include The Scream (1893); a major influence on the expressionists, esp on die Brücke

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munch
late 14c., mocchen, imitative (cf. crunch), or perhaps from O.Fr. mangier, from L. manducare "to chew." Related: Munched; munching. Munchies "food or snack" is first attested 1959; sense of "craving for food after smoking marijuana" is first attested 1971.
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