gour·​man·​dise ˌgu̇r-män-ˈdēz How to pronounce gourmandise (audio)
: 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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Word History


French, from Middle French, from gourmant

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gourmandise was in the 15th century

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“Gourmandise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gourmandise. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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