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gormandize

[verb gawr-muh n-dahyz; noun gawr-muh n-deez]
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verb (used with or without object), gor·mand·ized, gor·mand·iz·ing.
  1. to eat greedily or ravenously.
noun
  1. gourmandise1.
Also especially British, gor·mand·ise.

Origin of gormandize

1540–50; < French gourmandise (noun), equivalent to Middle French gourmand gourmand + -ise noun suffix later taken as v. suffix -ize
Related formsgor·mand·iz·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for gormandize

Historical Examples

  • And how I gormandize on hardtack baked in the first place for the Revolutioners, and kept over ever since.

    Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6)

    John McElroy

  • Indeed, very frequently when he did not get permission to gormandize, this naughty glutton helped himself without leave.

    Holiday House

    Catherine Sinclair

  • Once a year, at the village club dinner, they gormandize to repletion.

  • Their power to gormandize seems unlimited, and the number of insects they can swallow without protest is almost incredible.

  • And others enjoy themselves and gormandize themselves with our labor; and they hold us like dogs on chains, in ignorance.

    Mother

    Maksim Gorky


British Dictionary definitions for gormandize

gormandize

gormandise

verb (ˈɡɔːmənˌdaɪz)
  1. to eat (food) greedily and voraciously
noun (ˈɡɔːmənˌdiːz)
  1. a less common variant of gourmandise
Derived Formsgormandizer or gormandiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for gormandize

v.

1540s, from gourmand + -ize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper