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Oct 3, 2009
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gormandizer

PRONUNCIATION:
(GOR-man-dyz-er)

MEANING:
noun: A greedy person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French gourmandise (gluttony). Both a gourmand and a gourmet enjoy good food, but a gourmand is one who eats to excess while a gourmet is considered a connoisseur of good food.

USAGE:
"Was his humble name to be bandied in men's mouths, as the gormandizer of the resources of the poor, as of one who had filched from the charity of other ages wealth which had been intended to relieve the old and the infirm."
Anthony Trollope; The Warden; 1855.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so. -Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)

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