Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • verb eat greedily

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

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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