- unrestrained enjoyment of fine foods, wines, and the like.
Origin of gourmandise1
- Chiefly British. gourmandize.
Examples from the Web for gourmandise
Historical Examples of gourmandise
In matters of gourmandise I am content wi' little and cantie wi' mair.Recollections
David Christie Murray
There was no affectation of gourmandise, the vice of male dinners.The Young Duke
But it could not be denied that the spirit of gambling and gourmandise were there.The Atlantic Telegraph
William Howard Russell
This is not the most effectual way of proving the keenness of their gourmandise.Paris and the Parisians in 1835 (Vol. 2 of 2)
He needed only a crier at his back and a Petronius to immortalize his gourmandise.The Cup of Fury
- a love of and taste for good food