[ ga-stron-uh-mee ]
/ gæˈstrɒn ə mi /


the art or science of good eating.
a style of cooking or eating.


Nearby words

  1. gastromegaly,
  2. gastromyxorrhea,
  3. gastronome,
  4. gastronomer,
  5. gastronomic,
  6. gastroparalysis,
  7. gastroparesis,
  8. gastropathic,
  9. gastropathy,
  10. gastropexy

Origin of gastronomy

1805–15; < French gastronomie < Greek gastronómia. See gastro-, -nomy

Related formsgas·tro·nom·ic [gas-truh-nom-ik] /ˌgæs trəˈnɒm ɪk/, gas·tro·nom·i·cal, adjectivegas·tro·nom·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gastronomy


/ (ɡæsˈtrɒnəmɪ) /


the art of good eating
the type of cookery of a particular regionthe gastronomy of Provence

Word Origin for gastronomy

C19: from French gastronomie, from Greek gastronomia, from gastēr stomach; see -nomy

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Word Origin and History for gastronomy



1814, from French gastronomie, coined 1800 by Joseph de Berchoux (1762-1838) as title of poem on good living, after Gastrologia, title of a now-lost poem of antiquity, quoted by Athenaeus (see gastrology). Berchoux's word is from gaster + nomos "arranging, regulating." Related: Gastronomer.

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