1. an excellent, first-rate person, often as a form of address.
|TAD Lex. (1993) 25: Don’t break your neck — just wait a minute and then slant over at that rather stout chicken — she’s a champ sure.in Zwilling|
|Ulysses 142: ithacans vow pen is champ.|
|Spanish Blood (1946) 124: A guy that can sleep it off like you is a real champ.‘Pearls Are a Nuisance’ in|
|Sexus (1969) 323: I want to shake your hand. I want to tell you what a real champ you are.|
|Jimmy Brockett 276: You stood up to the last one like a champ.|
|They’re a Weird Mob (1958) 168: All right, champ. The damsel is not in distress.|
|Ringolevio 150: Kisses Kenny bestowed on Mama Rizzo for having come through like the champ she was.|
|(con. 1960s) Wanderers 43: See you later, champ.|
|Bonfire of the Vanities 286: Just fixing a hubcap, champ.|
|Drawing Dead [ebook] Anyone who used the word ‘chief’ in a sentence was a complete fuckwit. He’d call me ‘champ’ in a second just to clinch it.|
2. (drugs) a drug user who refuses to reveal their sources to the police.
|Scene (1996) 61: A champ is a junkie who won’t snitch or inform, although no such animal exists.|
|Underground Dict. (1972).|
3. (US campus) in stronger use of sense 1, a person who does things to excess.
|Campus Sl. Apr. 6: like a champ – in excess or better than anyone else. ‘I’m going to sleep like a champ.’.|
|Campus Sl. Fall 2: CHAMP – someone who does something excessively.|