verb (-dized; -dizing) Etymology: gormand, alteration of gourmand Date: 1548 intransitive verb to eat gluttonously or ravenously transitive verb to eat greedily ; devourgormandizer noun

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  • Gormandize — Gor mand*ize, Gourmandize Gour mand*ize, v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. {Gormandized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gormandizing}.] [F. gourmandise gluttony. See {Gormand}.] To eat greedily; to swallow voraciously; to feed ravenously or like a glutton; to make a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gormandize — [gôr′mən dīz΄] n. [< Fr gourmandise < OFr gourmand: see GOURMAND] rare var. of GOURMANDISE vi., vt. gormandized, gormandizing [< GORMANDIZE the n.] to eat or devour like a glutton gormandizer n …   English World dictionary

  • gormandize — (v.) 1540s, from GOURMAND (Cf. gourmand) + IZE (Cf. ize) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gormandize — (Amer.) gor·mand·ize || gÉ”rmÉ™ndaɪz / gɔːm v. eat greedily; stuff oneself with food; gulp down food (also gormandise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gormandize — [v] gorge binge, devour, eat like a horse*, eat to excess, glut, gluttonize, gobble, gulp, guzzle, hoover*, overeat, overindulge, pig out*, stuff, wolf*; concepts 169,225 …   New thesaurus

  • gormandize — gormandizer, n. v. /gawr meuhn duyz /; n. /gawr meuhn deez /, v., gormandized, gormandizing, n. v.i., v.t. 1. to eat greedily or ravenously. n. 2. gourmandise1. Also, esp. Brit., gormandise. [1540 50; < F gourmandise (n.), equiv. to MF …   Universalium

  • gormandize — verb To eat food in a gluttonous manner; to gorge, or make a pig of oneself Syn: guttle …   Wiktionary

  • gormandize — Synonyms and related words: batten, bolt, bolt down, cram, devour, engorge, glut, gluttonize, gobble, gorge, gulp, gulp down, guttle, guzzle, live to eat, raven, stuff, wolf, wolf down …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gormandize — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. devour, gorge, *pig out, overeat, stuff, gobble, wolf …   English dictionary for students

  • gormandize — or gormandise gɔ:m(ə)ndʌɪz verb variant spelling of gourmandize …   English new terms dictionary

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