Definition of "champ" []

  • To bite or chew upon noisily. See Synonyms at bite. (verb-transitive)
  • To work the jaws and teeth vigorously. (verb-intransitive)
  • Champ at the bit To show impatience at being held back or delayed. (idiom)
  • Informal A champion. (noun)
  • To munch (food) noisily like a horse (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To bite (something) nervously or impatiently; gnaw (verb)
  • The act or noise of champing (noun)
  • A dish, originating in Ireland, of mashed potatoes and spring onions or leeks (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "champ" in a sentence
  • "So when it's noted that there is a defending champ in this year's provincial junior women's championship at Charleswood Curling Club, the term champ -- in all its singular glory"
  • "The three-time Tour champ is now facing a two-year ban and losing his 2010 Tour victory, something he said is “intolerable.”"
  • "The champ is giving the right, a little rope a dope, just before he pounds him and drops him for the knockout."