Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A glutton; a greedy feeder.
- n. A dainty feeder; an epicure; a gourmet.
- n. Synonyms Gourmet, etc. See epicure.
- Voracious; greedy; gluttonous.
- To eat greedily or gluttonously; gormandize.
- n. Obsolete spelling of gourmand.
GNU Webster's 1913
“This is a spicy sandalwood scent with a gormand edge.”
“Then you have your atypical "bad": what musical gormand thought to put Duran Duran's THANK YOU elpee in the mix, as oppose to ANY OTHER DURAN DURAN ALBUM EVER CONCIEVED!”
“The mind will wax fat and unwieldy, like the body of the gormand.”
“How, then, can it be otherwise than -- gormand that he is -- that he should fare ill with this gluttonous, mammoth digestive canal?”
“Sittingbourne, itself a dull, respectable market-town with a boiled mutton and grilled kipper inn which offers no inducements to a gormand to stop for lunch.”
“Not content with refuse, he pecks open meal sacks, filches whole potatoes, is a gormand for bacon, drills holes in packing cases, and is daunted by nothing short of tin.”
“When United States Senator Garland of Arkansas was asked by an eastern gormand how an opossum should be cooked, he answered:”
“Mlle. Moiseney had two weaknesses; she was a gormand, and she admired handsome men.”
“-- "May it please your Majesty," said the gormand, "to order that old gentleman to take off his spurs, and I will eat him before I begin the hog!”
Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life (1821)
“It seems just now," went on Thorpe, sinking more luxuriously into his armchair, "that this alone is living -- to exist in an environment exquisitely toned; to eat, to drink, to smoke the best, not like a gormand, but delicately as an artist would.”
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