Champ meaning

chămp
The definition of champ is short for champion, and refers to a winner or someone who excels and enjoys victories.

An example of a champ is someone who won an Olympic gold medal.

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A champion.
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To bite or chew upon noisily.
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To work the jaws and teeth vigorously.
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To chew hard and noisily; munch.
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(architecture) The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.
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(intransitive) To bite or chew, especially noisily or impatiently.
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(informal) Champagne.
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(cryptozoology) A large aquatic creature, similar to the Loch Ness monster, which supposedly lives in Lake Champlain, located on the shared borders of the American states of Vermont and New York and the Canadian province of Quebec.
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A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist John George Champion (1815-1854).
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The act of champing.
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(countable) Shortened form of champion.
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(Ireland, uncountable) A meal of mashed potatoes and scallions.
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champ at the bit
  • To show impatience at being held back or delayed.
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champ at the bit
  • to bite upon its bit repeatedly and restlessly
  • to show impatience at restraint; be restless
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of champ

  • Probably imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From champagne by shortening.

    From Wiktionary

  • French champ (“field”)

    From Wiktionary

  • uncertain, probably imitative

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary