Aquatic monster believed to inhabit Lake Champlain. Photo evidence acquired July 5th, 1977. First recorded observation by French explorer Samuel de Champlain.

Champ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Champed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Champing.] [Prob, of Scand. origin; cf. dial. Sw. kamsa to chew with difficulty, champ; but cf. also OF. champier, champeyer, champoyer, to graze in fields, fr. F. champ field, fr. L. campus. Cf. Camp.]


To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard.

Foamed and champed the golden bit.


To bite into small pieces; to crunch.



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Champ, v. i.

To bite or chew impatiently.

They began . . . irefully to champ upon the bit.


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Champ, Champe, n. [F. champ, L. campus field.] Arch.

The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.

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