champ
Pronunciation
  • (America, British, America, RP) IPA: /t͡ʃæmp/
Noun

champ (plural champs)

  1. Clipping of champion#English|champion.
  2. (informal) buddy, sport, mate as a term of address
    Whatcha doing, champ?
Pronunciation
  • (America, British, America, RP) IPA: /t͡ʃæmp/
Noun

champ (uncountable)

  1. (Ireland) a meal of mashed potatoes and scallions
Verb

champ (champs, present participle champing; past and past participle champed)

  1. (ambitransitive) to bite or chew, especially noisily or impatiently.
    • They began […] irefully to champ upon the bit.
    • Foamed and champed the golden bit.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter XII, p. 200,
      He was mad, reeling about and gesticulating at the rushing train, and champing and gurgling like a lunatic.
    • 1951, Isaac Asimov, Foundation (1974 Panther Books Ltd publication), part V: “The Merchant Princes”, chapter 13, page 166, ¶ 18
      The man beside him placed a cigar between Mallow’s teeth and lit it. He champed on one of his own and said, “You must be overworked. Maybe you need a long rest.”
Translations Pronunciation Noun

champ (uncountable)

  1. (informal) champagne
    • 1990, Ann Heller, "Prom Nights Often Offer Students Primer On Fine Dining", Dayton Daily News, 6 April 1990:
      "They're dressed up very elegantly and it's nice they have a glass of champ, even if it's non-alcoholic," Reif says.
    • 2009, The Lonely Island (featuring T-Pain), "I'm on a Boat", Incredibad:
      We're drinkin' Santana champ, 'cause it's so crisp
    • 2010, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Inheritance, Pan Books (2010), ISBN 9780330513265, unnumbered page ↗:
      'Glass of champ?' she called, skipping into the kitchen.
Noun

champ (plural champs)

  1. (architecture) the field or ground on which carving appears in relief
  2. (heraldry) the field of a shield

Champ
Proper noun
  1. (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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