from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To eat gluttonously; gorge.
  • transitive v. To devour (food) gluttonously.

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  • v. Alternative spelling of gourmandise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To eat greedily; to swallow voraciously; to feed ravenously or like a glutton; to make a pig of oneself.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To eat greedily; devour food voraciously.
  • To devour; take in greedily.
  • Also spelled gormandise, gourmandise.

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

  • v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From gourmandise, gluttony (obsolete).


  • "novel orchard" and to nibble and eat, and even "gormandize," as your fancy leads you.

    The Delicious Vice

  • I want to eat till I am full, I want to drink my fill! to gormandize! to sleep! to do nothing!

    Les Miserables

  • Again, there are the phenomena seekers who gormandize on the so-called proofs and demonstrations obtained at materializing séances.

    The Master Key System

  • 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.

    Bleak House

  • After all, if one of us finds a carcass to gormandize, we all feast...

    Archive 2006-03-19

  • 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.

    The Belton Estate

  • 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.

    John Adams diary, June 1753 - April 1754, September 1758 - January 1759

  • 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.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • At this place, therefore, all the Indians throughout the surrounding country assemble, gamble, and gormandize for months together.

    Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River


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