Definition of gourmandize in English:


Line breaks: gour¦mand|ize
Pronunciation: /ˌgʊəm(ə)nˈdiːz
, ˈgɔː-/
(also gormandize, gourmandise)


[no object]
  • Eat good food, especially to excess.
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    • But still, you're not here to hobnob and gourmandise, you're here for that intense spiritual experience.
    • They were also, according to witnesses, gourmandizing on the food stuffs kept by the clergy.


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  • The appreciation or consumption of good food.
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    • 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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