[verb gawr-muh n-dahyz; noun gawr-muh n-deez]

verb (used with or without object), gor·mand·ized, gor·mand·iz·ing.

to eat greedily or ravenously.


Also especially British, gor·mand·ise.

Origin of gormandize

1540–50; < French gourmandise (noun), equivalent to Middle French gourmand gourmand + -ise noun suffix later taken as v. suffix -ize
Related formsgor·mand·iz·er, noun
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Related Words for gormandize

devour, binge, gobble, gulp, stuff, wolf, overeat, guzzle, overindulge, glut, Hoover, gluttonize

Examples from the Web for gormandize

Historical Examples of gormandize

  • And how I gormandize on hardtack baked in the first place for the Revolutioners, and kept over ever since.

  • Indeed, very frequently when he did not get permission to gormandize, this naughty glutton helped himself without leave.

    Holiday House

    Catherine Sinclair

  • Once a year, at the village club dinner, they gormandize to repletion.

  • Their power to gormandize seems unlimited, and the number of insects they can swallow without protest is almost incredible.

  • And others enjoy themselves and gormandize themselves with our labor; and they hold us like dogs on chains, in ignorance.


    Maksim Gorky

British Dictionary definitions for gormandize



verb (ˈɡɔːmənˌdaɪz)

to eat (food) greedily and voraciously

noun (ˈɡɔːmənˌdiːz)

a less common variant of gourmandise
Derived Formsgormandizer or gormandiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for gormandize

1540s, from gourmand + -ize.

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