nom nom nom

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Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

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Particularly: “When? Seems like recent Internet slang.”

Interjection[edit]

nom nom nom

  1. (onomatopoeia) The sound of a person chewing or eating with childlike enthusiasm.
    • 2004, K Michael Forder, The High Kicking Kung Fu Soccer Playing Bunny Rabbit Tree
      "I'm eating my toast. Nom nom nom. Slurping my tea <slurp>, filling my belly so I will go pee" <big laugh>. "Pee pee pee" <big laugh>.
    • 2012, Ritz Crackers advertisement on buses (UK)
      "THE WHEELS ON THE BUS GO NOM NOM NOM"[1][2]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • nom nom
    • 2010, Nick Bilton, A Palin Flub Becomes a ‘Word of the Year’
      “Nom nom” has been popularized online by the Web site LOLCats, which pairs photos of cats with particularly bad grammar.[3]
  • om nom nom
    • 2012, Pedigree UK, Jumbone (commercial) - ‘Om nom nom’ edition
      It goes om & nom & nom[4]
  • om nom nom nom
    • 2010, Nick Bilton, A Palin Flub Becomes a ‘Word of the Year’
      [“Nom nom” was] popularized by the noises made by the character Cookie Monster on Sesame Street (usually as “Om nom nom nom”)[3]

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