Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Alternative spelling of gourmandise.

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

  • verb overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

Etymologies

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

[From gourmandise, gluttony (obsolete).]

Examples

  • "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

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

    The Master Key System

  • 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.

    Mother

  • 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

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