Foodie meaning

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(slang) A person having an enthusiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of fine foods.
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One who has an ardent or refined interest in food; a gourmet.
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The definition of a foodie is a person who really loves food and has a special knowledge of food and food preparation techniques.

An example of a foodie is someone who knows all the new food trends.

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(slang) A person with a special interest in or knowledge of food, a gourmet.

We self-professed foodies liked to meet in restaurants and talk like experts about what we were eating.

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Origin of foodie

  • food +‎ -ie. According to Wikipedia, the word was coined in 1984 by Paul Levy and Ann Barr for their book, The Official Foodie Handbook. However, Levy credits New York food critic Gael Greene with the coinage. The word was used by Greene in a 1980 article in New York Magazine.

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