When you eat carrots and crunch them loudly between your teeth, this is an example of when you munch on carrots.
- to chew steadily, often with a crunching sound
- to snack (on)
Origin of munchMiddle English monchen, probably echoic alteration of mangen, to feast ; from Old French manger ; from Classical Latin manducare: see manger
verbmunched, munch·ing, munch·es
- To chew food audibly or with a steady working of the jaws.
- To eat with pleasure.
Origin of munchMiddle English monchen.
(third-person singular simple present munches, present participle munching, simple past and past participle munched)
Possibly imitative of chewing noises, perhaps influenced by (even from) Old French mengier (“eat").