gourmandize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gourmandize overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself "She stuffed herself at the dinner","The kids binged on ice cream"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i. & t Gourmandize To eat greedily; to swallow voraciously; to feed ravenously or like a glutton; to make a pig of oneself.
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
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    “A poor man who eats too much, as contradistinguished from a gourmand, who is a rich man who lives well.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gourmandise, gluttony. See Gormand

Usage

In literature:

At last their appetite was somewhat appeased, though plantains might not appeal to a gourmand as the solitary joint.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
What a list he placed before the gourmand!
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
But enough of food, or you will think we were gourmands.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, February 4, 1920" by Various
The pleasures of robust stomachs, gourmandizing and drinking, were denied him by nature.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Close by were oyster-shells high as a natural bluff, made by the Indian gourmands before John Smith's voyage of navigation.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Sedillo was a gouty old gourmand of 69.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Many gourmands took an emetic daily.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
We are not designed for gourmands, much less for educated pigs.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Roosevelt enjoyed it all with the relish of a gourmand at a feast cooked by the gods.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
I am here now to feed these gourmands.
"Molly Brown of Kentucky" by Nell Speed
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In poetry:

There was a young gourmand of John's,
Who'd a notion of dining on swans,
To the Backs he took big nets
To capture the cygnets,
But was told they were kept for the Dons.
"Nonsense Verses" by Arthur Clement Hilton

In news:

Michelin Reveals Bay Area's 2013 Bib Gourmands Ahead Of MICHELIN Guide Debut.
T he one—and possibly only—region of Spain that travelers may not think of as a gastronomic paradise is exactly where frontline gourmands are heading: Tenerife, in the Canary Islands .
As predicted by T+L's editors this January, things just got a little better for frequent-flying gourmands.
Beatrice Peltre's La Tartine Gourmande makes the leap from blog to book.
In his never-ending quest to thoroughly gourmandize East 5th Street, Jack Lamb strikes again.
'Cooking the Books' Wins Gourmand Award.
At last week's Paris Cookbook Fair, the annual Gourmand Awards feted cookbooks from around the world.
Food & Drink / Food Chain Yet another gift for the gourmand .
More than any of the world's other major wine valleys, the Loire Valley is a cornucopia flowing with culinary treasures perfect for gourmands.
For the French master chef Jacques Pépin , the fourth Thursday in November is a gourmand holiday, and the food has to be plentiful and bountiful, with all the marvelous products of the fall.
As any gourmand around here will tell you, there are but two types of butter in Russia.
At the southern tip of China's Hainan Island, amid the white sand beaches and blush sunsets, a gourmand's paradise of local cusine and carefully crafted cocktails awaits.
Tilapia typically ranks at the top among sustainable and affordable fish, although some gourmands complain about what they call its bland flavor.
In an age of earbuds and phone stereos, few souls besides audio gourmands know or care much about amplifiers.
Verbena the restaurant is conceived to attract serious gourmands with its striking creative powers.
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