champer, n.champy, adj.
/champ, chomp/, v.t.
1. to bite upon or grind, esp. impatiently: The horses champed the oats.
2. to crush with the teeth and chew vigorously or noisily; munch.
3. to mash; crush.
4. to make vigorous chewing or biting movements with the jaws and teeth.
5. champ at the bit, to betray impatience, as to begin some action.
6. the act of champing.
Also, chomp.
[1520-30; perh. akin to CHAP1; see CHOP1]
/champ/, n. Informal.
a champion.
[by shortening]

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