foodie was our Word of the Day on 09/09/2015. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Examples of foodie in a Sentence
The restaurant is very popular among foodies.
Recent Examples of foodie from the Web
Chef Ronnie Killen's fame extends far beyond Texas and his barbecue joint has become a favorite stop for pro athletes (J.J. Watt) and foodies.
The sauce is a celebratory offering that toasts the chefs, home cooks, bartenders and foodies who have made Tabasco a staple in their kitchens for the last 150 years.
Families, first-timers and foodies enjoyed the best Taste of New Orleans has to offer while the weather served up chilly breezes and a cloudy sky Friday night at the Sunken Garden Theater.
Brissette is a dietitian, foodie and president of 80TwentyNutrition.com.
Pickled vegetables are having a moment among foodies and people who eat for their health.
Join local foodies on tours of their favorite restaurants in Indy’s most popular neighborhoods or walk the Indianapolis Cultural Trail with a food writer who will take you to some of the city’s most highly rated restaurants.
The Britannia pub is a real foodie haven, as well as Diana Rigg's local watering hole.
Same with my foodie crew and the same with my movie crew.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'foodie.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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).
FOODIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foodie for English Language Learners
: a person who enjoys and cares about food very much
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up foodie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).