verb Etymology: Middle English monchen, probably of imitative origin Date: 14th century transitive verb to eat with a chewing action <
many a mouthful is munched in private — Washington Irving
; also to snack on <
drank coffee and munched homemade cookies — Lady Bird Johnson
intransitive verb to eat or chew something; also snack — usually used with onmuncher noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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