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gormandize

[verb gawr-muh n-dahyz; noun gawr-muh n-deez]
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verb (used with or without object), gor·mand·ized, gor·mand·iz·ing.
  1. to eat greedily or ravenously.
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noun
  1. gourmandise1.
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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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Historical Examples

  • I have already hinted to you what gormandizers some of the comrades of King Ulysses were.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Most stragglers were real sufferers, but many of them were ingenious liars, energetic foragers, plunder hunters and gormandizers.

  • "You well know what gormandizers they were," replied Quicksilver; and, rogue that he was, he could not help laughing at the joke.

  • The enchantress was far too cunning to let Ulysses see the mischief which her magic arts had since brought upon the gormandizers.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • "You well know what gormandizers they were," replied Quicksilver; and rogue that he was, he could not help laughing at the joke.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne


British Dictionary definitions for gormandizers

gormandize

gormandise

verb (ˈɡɔːmənˌdaɪz)
  1. to eat (food) greedily and voraciously
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noun (ˈɡɔːmənˌdiːz)
  1. a less common variant of gourmandise
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Derived Formsgormandizer or gormandiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for gormandizers

gormandize

v.

1540s, from gourmand + -ize.

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