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Examples of foodie in a Sentence
The restaurant is very popular among foodies.
Recent Examples of foodie from the Web
Drawing in an eclectic crowd of creative talents and foodies, the restaurant has become a site for creative and social exchanges over fiery dishes and refreshing kaffir lime infused gin and tonics.
Northside is a destination neighborhood not just for Blase’s targeted music heads, but also for homebuyers, foodies and browsers alike.
Taste of the South End is the one night that foodies don’t have to choose between the many delicious dining options in the neighborhood.
Surge in obesity is linked to U.S. food imports, study shows Mexico now has highest share of overweight people in OECD Avocado toast and juice bars are all the rage for American hipsters, foodies and millennials.
The store, the first in Idaho under that Albertsons’ brand, will focus on fresh products and a food court geared for foodies.
There's plenty of reasons to visit this city-state, but foodies have an especially strong incentive.
Healthy foodies are suddenly adding coconut aminos to their food all the time, and nutritionists are embracing it as well.
Your guide to the month’s can’t-miss events in and around L.A. From a book fair for foodies to a crash course in iPhone photography, March is chock-full of good stuff to do.
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Did You Know?
Foodie is a relatively recent addition to our language (dating from the early 1980s), but it derives from a much older word, food, which has been with us for as long as there has been anything that could be called English. Food can be traced back through Middle English to the Old English form fōda, which is itself related to Old High German fuotar, meaning "food" or "fodder," and Latin panis, meaning "bread." Panis is the source for empanada (a turnover with a sweet or savory filling), panatela (a type of cigar), panettone (a kind of bread containing raisins and candied fruit), and pantry (a room used for the storage of provisions).
First Known Use of foodie
FOODIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foodie for English Language Learners
: a person who enjoys and cares about food very much
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