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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See champion

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

champ (plural champs)

  1. Clipping of champion.
  2. (informal) buddy, sport, mate (as a term of address)
    Whatcha doing, champ?
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Uncertain, probably imitative

 
champ (etymology 2, noun)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

champ (usually uncountable, plural champs)

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

VerbEdit

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.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter XII, p. 200, [1]
      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.”
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Etymology 3Edit

From champagne by shortening.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 4Edit

Borrowed from French champ (field).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

champ (plural champs)

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

ReferencesEdit

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

FrenchEdit

 
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champ

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French champ, from Old French champ, inherited from Latin campus (field), from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂emp- (to bend, curve). Doublet of camp.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin campus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. field
  2. (by extension) battlefield

DescendantsEdit


ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

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

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

Derived termsEdit

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

NounEdit

champ (plural champs)

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

WelshEdit

NounEdit

champ

  1. Aspirate mutation of camp.

MutationEdit

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.