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chowhound

[ chou-hound ]

noun

, Slang.
  1. a person who eats food in large quantities or with great gusto; glutton.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chowhound1

First recorded in 1940–45; chow 1 + hound 1

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Example Sentences

At first it was mostly outer-borough ethnic cuisine—the usual “authentic” Chowhound stuff.

Later I began to branch out on both coasts; my palate expanded in time with the whole Chowhound movement.

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