champ

A champ is someone who wins a contest or a prize. The winner of an elementary school fifty-yard dash is a champ.

Champ is shorthand for champion — in other words, a winner or a victor. You might describe your favorite football team as a bunch of champs after they win the World Series. Another way to use the word champ is as a verb meaning "chomp," especially the way a horse bites nervously or eagerly at its bit. The original meaning of champ is "chew noisily," and the biting horse definition came next, in the 1600's.

Primary Meanings of champ

1.
n
someone who has won first place in a competition
2.
v
chafe at the bit, like horses
Full Definitions of champ
1

n someone who has won first place in a competition

Synonyms:
champion, title-holder
Types:
record-breaker, record-holder
someone who breaks a record
Type of:
challenger, competition, competitor, contender, rival
the contestant you hope to defeat
2

v chafe at the bit, like horses

Type of:
chew, jaw, manducate, masticate
chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

v chew noisily

Synonyms:
chomp
Type of:
chew, jaw, manducate, masticate
chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

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