EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHAMP
Shall we subdue our strength, and champ a bit, and serve his pride?
"Guess we've got to take it on then and 'champ'," murmured Delia.
She was to be seen, in July, 1790, digging the soil of the Champ de Mars.
Pop Monroe was trying for just one solid blow to slow down the Champ.
“How does Champ like being in the sheep business,” Norris said to the girl.
It was not long after midnight the next day that Champ Lee reached the ranch.
While I champ the bit of circumstance, he scourges and goads me with the spur of fact.
"Champ's worried about something," he said to himself; he was making fast the boat.
An' I was thinkin', too, what Champ said to me thet very night.
Away with them—I care not to ride a horse that has not spirit enough to champ the bit!
1868, American English abbreviation of champion (n.).