champ

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See also: Champ, čhamp, Champ., and champ'

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See champion

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

champ (plural champs)

  1. (colloquial) Clipping of champion.
  2. (colloquial, in the plural) Clipping of championship.
    The team failed to make it to the Champs.
  3. (informal) buddy, sport, mate (as a term of address)
    Whatcha doing, champ?
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English champen, chammen (to bite; gnash the teeth), perhaps originally imitative.

champ (etymology 2, noun)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

champ (usually uncountable, plural champs)

  1. (Ireland) 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.
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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, unnumbered page:
      'Glass of champ?' she called, skipping into the kitchen.

Etymology 4[edit]

Borrowed from French champ (field). Doublet of campus and camp.

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Noun[edit]

champ (plural champs)

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

Etymology 5[edit]

Blend of church +‎ camp or back-formation from champing.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To camp overnight in a historic church as a novelty or part of a holiday.
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References[edit]

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

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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champ

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French champ, from Old French champ, inherited from Latin campus (field). Doublet of camp.

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Noun[edit]

champ m (plural champs)

  1. field in its various senses, including:
    1. a wide open space
    2. an area of study
    3. (mathematics) a vector field, tensor field, or scalar field (but not a commutative ring with identity for which every nonzero element has a multiplicative inverse, cf. corps)
    4. (heraldry) the background of a shield's design

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: champ

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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]

Late Middle English, probably imitative.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

champ

  1. Aspirate mutation of camp.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
camp gamp nghamp champ
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.