binge vs gourmandise what difference

what is difference between binge and gourmandise



From Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire dialect, binge (to soak), of unknown origin. Compare dialectal English beene and beam (to cure leakage in a tub or barrel by soaking, thereby causing the wood to swell).


  • IPA(key): /bɪndʒ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪndʒ


binge (plural binges)

  1. A short period of excessive consumption, especially of food, alcohol, narcotics, etc.
  2. (by extension) A short period of an activity done in excess, such as watching a television show.


  • (period of excessive consumption, especially of alcohol): bender, jag, spree, toot, debauch

Derived terms



binge (third-person singular simple present binges, present participle binging or bingeing, simple past and past participle binged)

  1. To engage in a short period of excessive consumption, especially of excessive alcohol consumption.

Derived terms

  • binge and purge



  • Wright, Joseph (1898) The English Dialect Dictionary[1], volume 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 269

See also

  • binge on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


  • Bengi, begin, being, beïng



binge c

  1. (partitioned off) storage area, container
  2. (slang) bed
  3. pile (of goods, usually grains)



Etymology 1

gourmand +‎ -ise

Alternative forms

  • gormandise
  • gourmandize
  • gormandize


  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡʊɹməndaɪz/, /ˈɡoɹ-/, /ˈɡɔɹ-/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡʊəməndaɪz/, /ˈɡɔː-/
  • Hyphenation: gour‧mand‧ise


gourmandise (third-person singular simple present gourmandises, present participle gourmandising, simple past and past participle gourmandised)

  1. To eat food in a gluttonous manner; to gorge; to make a pig of oneself.
    • 1600, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Act V scene v:
      I have long dream’d of such a kind of man,
      So surfeit-swell’d, so old and so profane;
      But, being awaked, I do despise my dream.
      Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace;
      Leave gormandizing; know the grave doth gape
      For thee thrice wider than for other men.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. IV, Happy
      A benevolent old Surgeon sat once in our company, with a Patient fallen sick by gourmandising, whom he had just, too briefly in the Patient’s judgment, been examining.
    • 2000, Frank McLynn, Villa and Zapata: A Biography of the Mexican Revolution, Pimlico (2001), →ISBN, page 2:
      Even as the envoys from Europe, Japan, Latin America and the United States gourmandised their way through the eight savoury courses served on silver plates and the two dessert courses brought in on plates of solid gold, their ears were bombarded by the multiple counterpoint and polyphony of sixteen bands in Mexico City’s main square or Zócalo below.
    • 2008, Neville Phillips, The Stage Struck Me!, Matador (2008), →ISBN, page 146:
      [] but there was no cream, no butter, no foie gras, no soufflés, no beef fillet steaks, no rich sauces or runny cheeses such as I had been gourmandising on for a whole week – not to mention the many bottles of champagne, wine and brandy.
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Etymology 2

Borrowed from French gourmandise.


  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡʊɹmənˈdiz/, /ˈɡoɹ-/, /ˈɡɔɹ-/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡʊəmənˈdiːz/, /ˈɡɔː-/
  • Hyphenation: gour‧man‧dise


gourmandise (uncountable)

  1. gluttony



From gourmand +‎ -ise.


  • IPA(key): /ɡuʁ.mɑ̃.diz/


gourmandise f (plural gourmandises)

  1. delicacy (a pleasing food)
  2. (uncountable) culinary taste; joie de manger
  3. (uncountable) gluttony

Further reading

  • “gourmandise” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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