American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To eat gluttonously; gorge.
- v. To devour (food) gluttonously.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To eat greedily; devour food voraciously.
- To devour; take in greedily.
- Also spelled gormandise, gourmandise.
- v. alternative spelling of gourmandise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To eat greedily; to swallow voraciously; to feed ravenously or like a glutton; to make a pig of oneself.
- v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
- From gourmandise, gluttony (obsolete). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“novel orchard" and to nibble and eat, and even "gormandize," as your fancy leads you.”
“I want to eat till I am full, I want to drink my fill! to gormandize! to sleep! to do nothing!”
“Again, there are the phenomena seekers who gormandize on the so-called proofs and demonstrations obtained at materializing séances.”
“Charley swallows a great gulp of tea in token of submission and so disperses the Druidical ruins that Miss Smallweed charges her not to gormandize, which “in you girls,” she observes, is disgusting.”
“After all, if one of us finds a carcass to gormandize, we all feast...”
“She had no pleasures, she incurred no expenses; and was quite alive to the fact that as Aylmer Park required a regiment of lazy, gormandizing servants to maintain its position in the county, the Aylmers themselves should not be lazy, and should not gormandize.”
“And others enjoy themselves and gormandize themselves with our labor; and they hold us like dogs on chains, in ignorance.”
“Do they not gormandize, do they not what Prudence, do they not rob, each other.”
“I would gormandize on bedrooms, -- like Cromwell resting in a different one every night, -- and the empty ones filling with forlornest of females, provided one need not do the honors at their table in the morning and hear how they have slept.”
“At this place, therefore, all the Indians throughout the surrounding country assemble, gamble, and gormandize for months together.”
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