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gourmandise1

[goo r-muh n-deez]
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noun
  1. unrestrained enjoyment of fine foods, wines, and the like.

Origin of gourmandise1

From French; see origin at gormandize

gourmandise2

[goo r-muh n-dahyz]
verb (used without object), gour·man·dised, gour·man·dis·ing.
  1. Chiefly British. gourmandize.
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Examples from the Web for gourmandise

Historical Examples

  • In matters of gourmandise I am content wi' little and cantie wi' mair.

    Recollections

    David Christie Murray

  • There was no affectation of gourmandise, the vice of male dinners.

    The Young Duke

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • But it could not be denied that the spirit of gambling and gourmandise were there.

    The Atlantic Telegraph

    William Howard Russell

  • This is not the most effectual way of proving the keenness of their gourmandise.

  • He needed only a crier at his back and a Petronius to immortalize his gourmandise.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes


British Dictionary definitions for gourmandise

gourmandise

gormandize

noun
  1. a love of and taste for good food
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