[ verb gawr-muh n-dahyz; noun gawr-muh n-deez ]
/ verb ˈgɔr mənˌdaɪz; noun ˌgɔr mənˈdiz /

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

to eat greedily or ravenously.


Nearby words

  1. gorlin-chaudhry-moss syndrome,
  2. gorlovka,
  3. gorm,
  4. gorman's syndrome,
  5. gormand,
  6. gormless,
  7. gorno-altai autonomous region,
  8. gorno-altai republic,
  9. gorno-badakhshan autonomous region,
  10. gorno-badakhshan autonomous republic

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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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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