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gormandize

[verb gawr-muh n-dahyz; noun gawr-muh n-deez] /verb ˈgɔr mənˌdaɪz; noun ˌgɔr mənˈdiz/
verb (used with or without object), gormandized, gormandizing.
1.
to eat greedily or ravenously.
noun
2.
Also, especially British, gormandise.
Origin of gormandize
1540-1550
1540-50; < French gourmandise (noun), equivalent to Middle French gourmand gourmand + -ise noun suffix later taken as v. suffix -ize
Related forms
gormandizer, noun
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Examples from the Web for gormandizers
Historical Examples
  • "You well know what gormandizers they were," replied Quicksilver; and, rogue that he was, he could not help laughing at the joke.

  • I have already hinted to you what gormandizers some of the comrades of King Ulysses were.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Hence other planters call them "thieves," and "gormandizers," saying that they suck the sap from the tree, turning all to wood.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • "You well know what gormandizers they were," replied Quicksilver; and rogue that he was, he could not help laughing at the joke.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Most stragglers were real sufferers, but many of them were ingenious liars, energetic foragers, plunder hunters and gormandizers.

  • The enchantress was far too cunning to let Ulysses see the mischief which her magic arts had since brought upon the gormandizers.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • “You well know what gormandizers they were,” replied Quicksilver; and, rogue that he was, he could not help laughing at the joke.

British Dictionary definitions for gormandizers

gormandize

verb (ˈɡɔːmənˌdaɪz)
1.
to eat (food) greedily and voraciously
noun (ˈɡɔːmənˌdiːz)
2.
a less common variant of gourmandise
Derived Forms
gormandizer, gormandiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for gormandizers

gormandize

v.

1540s, from gourmand + -ize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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