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Jun 25, 2003
This week's theme
Slang/informal terms

This week's words
muggle
gearhead
fress
vibe
bumf

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fress

(fres) Pronunciation

verb intr.: To eat without moderation; to pig out.

[From Yiddish fresn (to devour) or German fressen (to eat, when referring to eating by an animal).]

"We didn't do what you'd call legendary fressing that night, but both of us left contented."
Max Jacobson; Modest Cafe Offers Big Array of Mideast Dishes; Los Angeles Times; Mar 21, 1996.

"We're still doing OK on the fressing front. In Esquire's Nov. issue, food critic John Mariani does his annual number, `America's Best New Bars and Restaurants'."
Herb Caen; Smilin' Through; San Francisco Chronicle; Oct 21, 1987.

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