gormandize


gormandize

gormandize [verb gawr-muh n-dahyz; noun gawr-muh n-deez] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with or without object), gor·mand·ized, gor·mand·iz·ing.

  1. to eat greedily or ravenously.

noun

  1. gourmandise1.

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 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Related Words for gormandizers swine, pig, hog, sensualist, gourmand, epicure, gorger, stuffer, cormorant Examples from the Web for gormandizers Historical Examples of gormandizers

  • 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.

    Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865

    Carlton McCarthy

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

    Half a Hundred Hero Tales

    Various

  • 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

    noun (ˈɡɔːmənˌdiːz)

    1. a less common variant of gourmandise

    Derived Formsgormandizer or gormandiser, noun Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for gormandizers gormandize v.

    1540s, from gourmand + -ize.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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