Definition of gourmandize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡʊəm(ə)nˈdiːz/
(also gormandize, gourmandise)


[no object]
Eat good food, especially to excess.
Example sentences
  • 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.


[mass noun]
The appreciation or consumption of good food.
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.



Pronunciation: /ˈɡʊəməndʌɪzə/


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

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