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[foo-dee] /ˈfu di/
noun, Slang.
a person keenly interested in food, especially in eating or cooking.
Origin of foodie
food + -ie, perhaps in part extracted from junkie Unabridged
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Examples from the web for foodie
  • One approach is to reach out to potential visitors in other foodie hubs.
  • Oxbow is such a foodie paradise, you almost expect harps to play and angels to flutter as you enter the building.
  • Worth a read if you haven't had enough nerd and foodie mash-up lately.
  • Every cook, be it an elite chef or an aspiring foodie, has a favorite pot.
  • Wine and beer also figure into this town's foodie scene.
  • Depending on your foodie credentials, the list may surprise you.
  • The foodie lunch tour visits four restaurants and plenty of historic sites in between.
  • It's a bad idea for anyone except a meticulous foodie.
  • Gluttony dressed up as foodie-ism is still gluttony.
  • Gluttony dressed up as foodie-ism is still gluttony.
British Dictionary definitions for foodie


noun (pl) -ies
a person having an enthusiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of good food
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Word Origin and History for foodie

"gourmet," 1982, from food + -ie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for foodie



: San Francisco, foodie capital of the USA


A person who pays unusual attention to food, cuisine, etc; devotee of healthy gourmet cooking and eating: To be a proper foodie, it little matters where you live as long as you own a ''serious'' vegetable knife

[1980s+; perhaps modeled on groupie]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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