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.
- to eat greedily or ravenously.
Also especially British, gor·mand·ise. Origin of gormandize 1540–50; French gourmandise (noun), equivalent to Middle French gourmand+ -ise noun suffix later taken as v. suffix Related formsgor·mand·iz·er, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Related Words for gormandizers , , , , , , , , 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.
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.
“You well know what gormandizers they were,” replied Quicksilver; and rogue that he was, he could not help laughing at the joke.
British Dictionary definitions for gormandizers gormandize gormandise verb (ˈɡɔːmənˌdaɪz)
- to eat (food) greedily and voraciously
- a less common variant of
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+ .
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