Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To put into the gut; to swallow greedily; to gorge; to gormandize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To swallow greedily; gobble.
  • To eat greedily; gormandize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. eat greedily

Etymologies

C.1650, from gut (“belly”) +‎ -le. Possibly influenced by guzzle. (Wiktionary)

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  • "PEASANT.
    Some victuals and drink, worthy masters, I pray,
    For not a warm morsel we've tasted to day.
    TRUMPETER.
    Ay, guzzle and guttle—'tis always the way."
    - 'Wallenstein's Camp', Friedrich Schiller, 1798. Translation by James Churchill, undated.

    December 17, 2007