champ

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See champion

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

champ (plural champs)

  1. (countable) shortened form of champion

Etymology 2[edit]

uncertain, probably imitative

champ (etymology 2, noun)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

champ (countable and uncountable, plural champs)

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

Verb[edit]

champ (third-person singular simple present champs, present participle champing, simple past and past participle champed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to bite or chew, especially noisily or impatiently.
    • Hooker
      They began [] irefully to champ upon the bit.
    • Dryden
      Foamed and champed the golden bit.
    • 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.”
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Etymology 3[edit]

From champagne by shortening.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.

Etymology 4[edit]

French champ (field)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

champ (plural champs)

  1. (architecture) the field or ground on which carving appears in relief

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

French[edit]

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champ

Etymology[edit]

From Old French champ, from Latin campus (field).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

champ m (plural champs)

  1. field (wide open space)
  2. field (area of study)
  3. (mathematics, heraldry) field

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin campus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

champ m (oblique plural chans, nominative singular chans, nominative plural champ)

  1. field
  2. (by extension) battlefield

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tʃam], [tʃamp], [dʒam], [dʒamp]

Verb[edit]

tae champ (third-person singular simple present champs, present participle champin, simple past champit, past participle champit)

  1. to mash, crush, pound
  2. to chew voraciously

Derived terms[edit]

  • champer (an implement for mashing or crushing etc., a pestle)
  • champers (mashed potatoes)

Noun[edit]

champ (plural champs)

  1. (geography) a stretch of ground trodden into a miry state, a quagmire