To chomp is to bite something in a greedy, noisy way. If you've got five minutes to eat breakfast, you might quickly chomp your bagel as you walk to catch the bus.

People who chomp their food are either extremely hungry or somewhat ill-mannered: watching someone chomp a hamburger and fries can make you lose your appetite. You can also use chomp as a noun, to mean "a great big bite," as when your brother grabs your slice of pizza and takes a chomp. The word has been used in American English since the mid-1600s, from the earlier verb champ.

Definitions of chomp
  1. verb
    chew noisily
    “The boy chomped his sandwich”
    synonyms: champ
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    type of:
    chew, jaw, manducate, masticate
    chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth
  2. noun
    the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
    synonyms: bite
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    a large bite
    gentle biting
    nip, pinch
    a small sharp bite or snip
    type of:
    eating, feeding
    the act of consuming food
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