noun Slang.

a person keenly interested in food, especially in eating or cooking.

Origin of foodie

food + -ie, perhaps in part extracted from junkie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -ies

a person having an enthusiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of good food
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Word Origin and History for foodie

"gourmet," 1982, from food + -ie.

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