Chump vs Chew - What's the difference?

chump | chew |


As nouns the difference between chump and chew

is that chump is (colloquial|pejorative) an incompetent person, a blockhead; a loser while chew is a small sweet, such as a taffy, that is eaten by chewing.

As a verb chew is

to crush with the teeth by repeated closing and opening of the jaws; done to food to soften it and break it down by the action of saliva before it is swallowed.

chump

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (colloquial, pejorative) An incompetent person, a blockhead; a loser.
  • That chump wouldn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.
  • A gullible person; a sucker; someone easily taken advantage of; someone lacking common sense.
  • It shouldn't be hard to put one over on ''that'' chump .
  • * {{quote-news
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  • The thick end, especially of a piece of wood or of a joint of meat.
  • * Dickens
  • Shaped as if they had been unskilfully cut off the chump -end of something.

    Synonyms

    * (an unintelligent person) blockhead, idiot, dope, dolt, dunce, dummy * (a gullible person) gull, sucker, dupe, sap, dummy; pushover, patsy; mark, pigeon, sucker; fool, dummy * See also

    Derived terms

    * chump change * chump chop * off one's chump

    chew

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To crush with the teeth by repeated closing and opening of the jaws; done to food to soften it and break it down by the action of saliva before it is swallowed.
  • Make sure to chew thoroughly, and don't talk with your mouth full!
    The steak was tough to chew as it had been cooked too long.
  • To grind, tear, or otherwise degrade or demolish something with teeth or as with teeth.
  • He keep his feed in steel drums to prevent the mice from chewing holes in the feed-sacks.
    The harsh desert wind and sand had chewed the stump into ragged strips of wood.
  • (informal) To think about something; to ponder; to chew over.
  • The professor stood at the blackboard, chalk in hand, and chewed the question the student had asked.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Old politicians chew wisdom past.
  • * Prior
  • He chews revenge, abjuring his offense.

    Synonyms

    * (crush food with teeth prior to swallowing) bite, chavel, chomp, crunch, masticate * (degrade or demolish as if with teeth) grind, pulverize, rip, shred, tear * (think about) contemplate, ruminate, mull, muse, ponder * See also

    Derived terms

    * chewing gum * chew out * chew over * chew the cud * chew the fat * chew the scenery * chew up * chewy

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small sweet, such as a taffy, that is eaten by chewing.
  • Phillip purchased a bag of licorice chews at the drugstore.
  • (informal, uncountable) Chewing tobacco.
  • The school had banned chew and smokes from the school grounds, even for adults.
  • (countable, or, uncountable) A plug or wad of chewing tobacco; chaw or a chaw.
  • ''The ballplayers sat on the bench watching the rain, glumly working their chews .
    The first time he chewed tobacco, he swallowed his chew and got extremely sick.

    Derived terms

    * chew toy * penny chew