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chomp


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chomp  \Chomp\,  v.  i. 
  To  chew  loudly  and  greedily;  to  champ.  [Prov.  Eng.  &  Colloq. 
  U.  S.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chomp 
  n  :  the  act  of  gripping  or  chewing  off  with  the  teeth  and  jaws 
  [syn:  {bite}] 
  v  :  chew  noisily  [syn:  {champ}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  chomp  vi  1.  To  {lose};  specifically,  to  chew  on  something  of 
  which  more  was  bitten  off  than  one  can.  Probably  related  to  gnashing 
  of  teeth.  2.  To  bite  the  bag;  See  {bagbiter}. 
 
  A  hand  gesture  commonly  accompanies  this  To  perform  it  hold  the 
  four  fingers  together  and  place  the  thumb  against  their  tips.  Now  open 
  and  close  your  hand  rapidly  to  suggest  a  biting  action  (much  like  what 
  Pac-Man  does  in  the  classic  video  game,  though  this  pantomime  seems 
  to  predate  that).  The  gesture  alone  means  `chomp  chomp'  (see  "{Verb 
  Doubling}"  in  the  "{Jargon  Construction}"  section  of  the  Prependices). 
  The  hand  may  be  pointed  at  the  object  of  complaint,  and  for  real  emphasis 
  you  can  use  both  hands  at  once.  Doing  this  to  a  person  is  equivalent 
  to  saying  "You  chomper!"  If  you  point  the  gesture  at  yourself  it  is 
  a  humble  but  humorous  admission  of  some  failure.  You  might  do  this 
  if  someone  told  you  that  a  program  you  had  written  had  failed  in  some 
  surprising  way  and  you  felt  dumb  for  not  having  anticipated  it 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  chomp 
 
    To  {lose};  specifically,  to  chew  on  something  of 
  which  more  was  bitten  off  than  one  can.  Probably  related  to 
  gnashing  of  teeth. 
 
  See  {bagbiter}. 
 
  A  hand  gesture  commonly  accompanies  this  To  perform  it  hold 
  the  four  fingers  together  and  place  the  thumb  against  their 
  tips.  Now  open  and  close  your  hand  rapidly  to  suggest  a 
  biting  action  (much  like  what  Pac-Man  does  in  the  classic 
  video  game,  though  this  pantomime  seems  to  predate  that).  The 
  gesture  alone  means  "chomp  chomp"  (see  {Verb  Doubling}).  The 
  hand  may  be  pointed  at  the  object  of  complaint,  and  for  real 
  emphasis  you  can  use  both  hands  at  once.  Doing  this  to  a 
  person  is  equivalent  to  saying  "You  chomper!"  If  you  point 
  the  gesture  at  yourself  it  is  a  humble  but  humorous  admission 
  of  some  failure.  You  might  do  this  if  someone  told  you  that  a 
  program  you  had  written  had  failed  in  some  surprising  way  and 
  you  felt  dumb  for  not  having  anticipated  it 
 
  (1996-06-01) 
 
 




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