gourmandize

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gour•man•dize

(ˈgʊər mənˌdaɪz)

v.i. -dized, -diz•ing.
to enjoy good food and drink, esp. in lavish quantity.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gourmandize - overeat or eat immodestlygourmandize - overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
References in classic literature ?
Before the two days were spent, they grew very weary of this kind of life; for the followers of King Ulysses, as you will find it important to remember, were terrible gormandizers, and pretty sure to grumble if they missed their regulars meals, and their irregular ones besides.
I have already hinted to you what gormandizers some of the comrades of King Ulysses were.
There has been a great deal of pains foolishly wasted on these flowers," observed one of the company; and I tell you what he said, that you may keep in mind what gormandizers they were.
It brings a blush into my face to reckon up, in my own mind, what mountains of meat and pudding, and what gallons of wine, these two and twenty guzzlers and gormandizers ate and drank.
At length his place was found vacant at meal-time; no one knew when he went off, or whither he had gone, but he was seen no more, and the vast surplus that remained when the repast was over, showed what a mighty gormandizer had departed.