foodie

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noun food·ie \ˈfü-dē\

Definition of foodie

  1. :  a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads

Examples of foodie in a sentence

  1. The restaurant is very popular among foodies.

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).

1980

First Known Use of foodie

1980


FOODIE Defined for English Language Learners

foodie

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noun food·ie \ˈfü-dē\

Definition of foodie for English Language Learners

  • : a person who enjoys and cares about food very much


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