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Gormand

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gormand A greedy or ravenous eater; a luxurious feeder; a gourmand.
    • a Gormand Gluttonous; voracious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gormand A glutton; a greedy feeder.
    • n gormand A dainty feeder; an epicure; a gourmet.
    • n gormand Synonyms Gourmet, etc. See epicure.
    • gormand Voracious; greedy; gluttonous.
    • gormand To eat greedily or gluttonously; gormandize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gormand older form of gourmand
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gourmand,; cf. Prov. F. gourmer, to sip, to lap, gourmacher, to eat improperly, F. gourme, mumps, glanders, Icel. gormr, mud, mire, Prov. E. gorm, to smear, daub; all perh. akin to E. gore, blood, filth. Cf. Gourmand

Usage

In literature:

Chateaux and villas and splendid rents, all waiting to be gormandized by the State!
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
While he gormandized he tormented the shrinking girl with his coarse gallantry.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
So also do over-feeding and gormandizing.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Did they think people could not live without gormandizing as they did?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
A gormandizer from a neighboring squad has lately been very savage on account of dyspepsia.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
Their power to gormandize seems unlimited, and the number of insects they can swallow without protest is almost incredible.
"The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young" by Margaret Warner Morley
Maybe I'll shoot a bird to-morrow, and then I'll have a gormandizing jag.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
The Scarites gormandized riotously on the peaceable Pimeliae.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The gridiron is a symbol both of gormandizing and of the roasting of Saint Lawrence.
"A Learned Dissertation on Dumpling (1726)" by Anonymous
And how I gormandize on hardtack baked in the first place for the Revolutioners, and kept over ever since.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
Let the poor wretch gormandize between the rack and the gallows.
"Told by the Death's Head" by Mór Jókai
Squirrels sat upon the logs near by and gormandized and chattered.
"On Canada's Frontier" by Julian Ralph
Once a year, at the village club dinner, they gormandize to repletion.
"The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies" by Walter Besant
Let your epicures gormandize their fowl, fish, and flesh, with draughts of intoxicating liquors.
"The Life of Benjamin Franklin" by Mason Locke Weems
The uncouth way in which they were gormandizing was terrible to witness.
"Missing Friends" by Thorvald Weitemeyer
But, amid gormandizing, Serlo entertained another plan, which he longed to have fulfilled.
"Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A house where young girls were driven in by force or fascination, to be cooked and eaten by young epicures and gouty gormandizers.
"Hot corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated" by Solon Robinson
Eating like a gormand.
"Mrs. Bindle" by Hebert Jenkins
I have never witnessed one of these feats of gormandizing.
"Agincourt" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James
But if this honor be not needed, what needs there for our Shakspeare, the still weaker witness of his name, of guzzling and gormandizing?
"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)" by William Howitt
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In poetry:

He, whose gross appetites enslave him,
Who spends or feasts the wealth God gave him;
Full pamper'd, gorged at every meal,
He cannot for the empty feel.
How can such gormandizing elves
E'er love their neighbour as themselves?
"The Impossibility Conquered : Or, Love Your Neighbour As Yourself." by Hannah More