e. munch


Edvard [ed-vahrd] , 1863–1944, Norwegian painter and graphic artist.
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munch (mʌntʃ)
to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
[C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch]

Munch (mʊŋk)
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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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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