Chimp vs Champ - What's the difference?

chimp | champ |

As a noun chimp

is (informal).

As a verb chimp

is (informal|often|pejorative) to review each image on a digital camera after it is taken.

As a proper noun champ is

(cryptozoology) a large aquatic creature, similar to the loch ness monster, which supposedly lives in lake champlain, located on the shared borders of the american states of vermont and new york and the canadian province of quebec.

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(en noun)
  • (informal)
  • The chimps in the zoo were making a racket.


    (en verb)
  • (informal, often, pejorative) To review each image on a digital camera after it is taken.
  • (informal, often, pejorative) To get very excited when showing images on a digital camera.
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    Etymology 1

    See champion


    (en noun)
  • (countable)
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    uncertain, probably imitative


  • (Ireland, uncountable) a meal of mashed potatoes and scallions
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (ambitransitive) to bite or chew, especially noisily or impatiently.
  • * Hooker
  • They began irefully to champ upon the bit.
  • * Dryden
  • Foamed and champed the golden bit.
  • * 1951 , 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.”

    Derived terms

    * champ at the bit * chomp

    Etymology 3

    From (champagne) by shortening.


  • (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 , :
  • We're drinkin' Santana champ , 'cause it's so crisp
  • * 2010 , Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Inheritance , Pan Books (2010), ISBN 9780330513265, unnumbered page:
  • 'Glass of champ ?' she called, skipping into the kitchen.
    English clippings

    Etymology 4


    Alternative forms

    * champe


    (en noun)
  • (architecture) the field or ground on which carving appears in relief
  • References

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