(colloquial, pejorative) An incompetent person, a blockhead; a loser.
A gullible person; a sucker; someone easily taken advantage of; someone lacking common sense.
- That chump wouldn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.
- It shouldn't be hard to put one over on ''that'' chump .
, date=August 5
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “I Love Lisa” (season 4, episode 15; originally aired 02/11/1993)
, passage=Ralph Wiggum is generally employed as a bottomless fount of glorious non sequiturs, but in “I Love Lisa” he stands in for every oblivious chump
who ever deluded himself into thinking that with persistence, determination, and a pure heart he can win the girl of his dreams. }}
The thick end, especially of a piece of wood or of a joint of meat.
- Shaped as if they had been unskilfully cut off the chump -end of something.
* (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
* chump change
* chump chop
* off one's chump
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!
To grind, tear, or otherwise degrade or demolish something with teeth or as with teeth.
- The steak was tough to chew as it had been cooked too long.
- He keep his feed in steel drums to prevent the mice from chewing holes in the feed-sacks.
(informal) To think about something; to ponder; to chew over.
- The harsh desert wind and sand had chewed the stump into ragged strips of wood.
* Alexander Pope
- The professor stood at the blackboard, chalk in hand, and chewed the question the student had asked.
- Old politicians chew wisdom past.
- He chews revenge, abjuring his offense.
* (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
* chewing gum
* chew out
* chew over
* chew the cud
* chew the fat
* chew the scenery
* chew up
A small sweet, such as a taffy, that is eaten by chewing.
(informal, uncountable) Chewing tobacco.
- Phillip purchased a bag of licorice chews at the drugstore.
(countable, or, uncountable) A plug or wad of chewing tobacco; chaw or a chaw.
- The school had banned chew and smokes from the school grounds, even for adults.
- ''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.
* chew toy
* penny chew