Main definitions of champ in English

: champ1champ2champ3

champ1

verb

Origin

Late Middle English: probably imitative.

Pronunciation

champ

/CHamp//tʃæmp/

Main definitions of champ in English

: champ1champ2champ3

champ2

noun

informal
  • A champion.

    • ‘So Ferrari are defending champs in both championships.’
    • ‘When his wife runs off with the local darts champ, Colin sets off to Blackpool to win her back.’
    • ‘Well, we're going to pick your favorite as we compare the cyclist victories of some other longtime sporting champs.’
    • ‘The defending MLS Cup champs were the surprise of the league last year.’
    • ‘I like the Vikings as NFC champs and Super Bowl runners-up.’
    • ‘Over the years, the number of national champs there dwindled as more and more people in the rest of the country joined in the search for big trees.’
    • ‘Back then retired champs used to go to and care about the big championship fights.’
    • ‘And it's never too late to lace up and glide toward that dream: Carrier says her Silverbladers range in age from 18 to 70 and in skill from clueless beginners to former champs.’
    • ‘Then there's the 2003 champ, Matthias, from Switzerland, who mounts fish and is starting to struggle with his conscience.’
    • ‘And there is his belief that Lennox Lewis is one of the five top-ranked heavyweight champs of all time, because he revenged his defeats and then chased Tyson, before obliterating him.’
    • ‘I went to high school with future champs.’
    • ‘It should be pointed out that 14 teams have only one player in the game, including the reigning NL champs, the Astros.’
    • ‘Will the defending champs repeat their victory, even though America has the home course advantage?’
    • ‘Even the Super Bowl champs said goodbye to four integral players.’
    • ‘The match, at RFK stadium in Washington D.C., featured two giants of European football, Barcelona and reigning European champs, A.C. Milan.’
    • ‘After the successful launch of last year's snow season in Bulgaria's top winter resort of Bansko with Italian Alberto Tomba, another two skiing champs will cut the ribbon this year.’
    • ‘An unseemly ruck developed for his services, before he eventually chose European champions Northampton ahead of English champs Leicester.’
    • ‘The Japanese baseball champs douse their star with Sapporo beer (I love the beer goggles - literally).’
    • ‘After the white oak the actual ranking of eastern champions becomes somewhat arbitrary because successive champs are often separated by only a few points.’
    • ‘No mistake, the Big East is among the country's best basketball conferences, boasting four different national champs in the last 20 years.’
    winner, title-holder, defending champion, gold medallist
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Origin

Mid 19th century: abbreviation.

Pronunciation

champ

/CHamp//tʃæmp/

Main definitions of champ in English

: champ1champ2champ3

champ3

noun

  • An Irish dish of potatoes mashed with spring onions, butter, and milk.

    ‘he served up mounds of fresh creamy champ with roast lamb’
    • ‘He orders peppered chicken and champ.’
    • ‘We shared some buttery champ, which had plenty of spring onions and a nice tarragon touch.’
    • ‘He had the grilled ribeye steak with champ, red wine jus and roasted garlic, which I felt was a top-notch rendition.’
    • ‘I would have liked more scallion in my champ, but Mother ticked me off saying there was plenty in it for her.’
    • ‘Salmon, fish and chips, sirloin steak, and chicken breast wrapped in bacon served with champ featured among the main courses.’
    • ‘Gordon had an all-American hamburger with fries and I had sausages and champ.’
    • ‘There has been an Irish stew and champ night organized.’
    • ‘Chicken breast stuffed with goat's cheese served on champ mash was the meal Sharon chose to show him.’
    • ‘She had roast cod fillet for her main course, which was served with champ potato and petit pois.’
    • ‘Presented on a circular bed of creamy champ, this was superb.’
    • ‘I ordered the shank of lamb with potato champ and winter ratatouille.’
    • ‘Complementary vegetables were served featuring carrots and very moreish champ.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from champ.

Pronunciation

champ

/CHamp//tʃæmp/