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11-12-02, 08:51
Gormandize \GOR-mun-dyze\ (verb)
Definition: To eat greedily

Example sentence:
Lady Baleforth watched in horror as Lord Hoggwood gormandized the hors d'oeuvres, polishing off the entire lot before any of the other guests even arrived.

Did you know?
"Gormandize" entered English in the mid-1500s as a modification of "gourmand," a noun borrowed from French in the 15th century. "Gourmand" is a synonym of glutton and was originally fairly disparaging in tone. Likewise, "gormandize" was an unflattering term when it first came into use. But since the 19th century the meaning of "gourmand" has softened (probably under the influence of "gourmet," which is quite complimentary). "Gourmand" now usually suggests someone who likes good food in large quantities but is not necessarily a slobbering glutton. "Gormandize" is still not especially flattering, but it can imply that a big eater has a discriminating palate as well as a generous appetite.

11-12-02, 11:02
Interesting http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

'Gourmandise' is still the French noun for 'gluttony' but it's usually used in a softer and more positive sense. A more correct translation would be 'good eating' (which is actually quite the contrary of 'gluttony' :D )