Definition of gourmandize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͝ormənˌdīz/


[no object]
Indulge in good eating; eat greedily.
Example sentences
  • Fat and homely, he womanizes and gourmandizes and pulls tablecloths out from under dishes.
  • But when Neptune is afflicted in Taurus it gives a sensuous and passionate nature and a strong tendency to gourmandize which in time is bound to bring trouble and sorrow in its wake.
  • Don't gourmandize, and don't drink to excess.


The action of indulging in or being a connoisseur of good eating.
Example sentences
  • Napoleon's love of gourmandise was nurtured young on his native island.
  • I guess my gourmandise runs deep.
  • His interest in gourmandise caused him to taste its flesh, which he found delicious and certainly better than most of our chickens.


Late Middle English (as a noun): from French gourmandise, from gourmand; the verb dates from the mid 16th century.

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Syllabification: gour·man·dize

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