gourmandise

noun
gour·​man·​dise | \ ˌgu̇r-män-ˈdēz How to pronounce gourmandise (audio) \

Definition of gourmandise

: appreciation of or interest in good food and drink : gourmandism

Examples of gourmandise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Martinez’s trio of post-dessert gourmandise includes matchstick-sized cannoli that were unfortunately all soggy shell and no discernible ricotta filling. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Aug. 2019 Une gourmandise, by Muriel Barbery, is the counterpoint to A la recherche du temps perdu. Frances Leech, Longreads, 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of gourmandise

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gourmandise

French, from Middle French, from gourmant

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“Gourmandise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gourmandise. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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