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Definition of "foodie" []

  • Slang A person who has an ardent or refined interest in food; a gourmet: "in the culinary fast lane, where surprises are expected and foodies beg to be thrilled” ( Boston Globe). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foodie" in a sentence
  • "So they actually associated the term foodie with avoiding being the kind of snob they associated with old-school gourmets."
  • "The first thing you learn hanging around chefs is that most of them disdain even the word "foodie.""
  • "Since moving to the Silver Lake area, it's been beneficial living in such close proximity to Koreatown, what J & I refer to as a foodie goldmine."