Gormandizer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gormandizer A greedy, voracious eater; a gormand; a glutton.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gormandizer A voracious eater; a glutton.
    • n gormandizer A young, upright branch or sucker growing from the main stem or from an old branch of a cultivated free: so called from the rapidity of its growth. See sucker, 5 . Also called chupon.
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Usage

In literature:

I have already hinted to you what gormandizers some of the comrades of King Ulysses were.
"Tanglewood Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
It's a famous thing among the gormands of the West.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
Five, then, if not six, the old gormandizer.
"The Slowcoach" by E. V. Lucas
Moiseney had two weaknesses; she was a gormand, and she admired handsome men.
"Samuel Brohl & Company" by Victor Cherbuliez
And then what an appetite the gormandizing monster has!
"The Wolves and the Lamb" by William Makepeace Thackeray
They are children in the gormandizing way; loving sugar, sops, tarts, trifles, apricot-creams, and such gewgaws.
"The Fitz-Boodle Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Mantis is that gormandizer, the Empusa that ascetic.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
Indeed, for gormandizing, I would have matched him against any three common-council men at a civic feast.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
Paul hated him as a trespasser and a gormandizer.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
If a man through epicurism or gormandizing has brought on disease, what do you do with him?
"Danger" by T. S. Arthur
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In poetry:

He, whose gross appetites enslave him,
Who spends or feasts the wealth God gave him;
Full pamper'd, gorged at every meal,
He cannot for the empty feel.
How can such gormandizing elves
E'er love their neighbour as themselves?
"The Impossibility Conquered : Or, Love Your Neighbour As Yourself." by Hannah More