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munch

[muhnch] /mʌntʃ/
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 of munch
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English monchen, variant of mocchen; imitative
Related forms
muncher, noun
unmunched, adjective
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  • The English term "munching," signifying chewing or masticating, is an excellent amendment, which is gladly adopted.

    The New Glutton or Epicure Horace Fletcher
  • Cracking some nuts and munching them, the Governor began to take another tone.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • She awoke before it was really light, and crept out, munching a crust.

  • Champagne, munching biscuits, patent medicines, lying down as you are now.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • And presently it is brewed and Tim Cannon stands by the table drinking and munching toast and cold meat.

British Dictionary definitions for munching

munch

/mʌntʃ/
verb
1.
to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
Derived Forms
muncher, noun
Word Origin
C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch

Munch

/mʊŋk/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for munching

munch

v.

late 14c., mocchen, imitative (cf. crunch), or perhaps from Old French mangier "to eat, bite," from Latin manducare "to chew." Related: Munched; munching.

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munching in Technology


Exploration of security holes of someone else's computer for thrills, notoriety or to annoy the system manager. Compare cracker. See also hacked off.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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