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    foody - der Gourmet, der Feinschmecker

    New entry

    foody saying cook. - der Gourmet, der Feinschmecker

    Examples/ definitions with source references
    foodie or foody (ˈfuːdɪ )
    (plural) -ies
    a person having an enthusiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of good food
    cp LEO: foodie
    Authorwmw (386353) 10 Jun 13, 19:11
    Surely foodie is now the generally accepted spelling, isn't it?

    There may have been more variation (guessing) when the word first started to be used in print, but in recent years at least, I've never actually seen it spelled with a Y that I recall. It could still be a very occasional variant, but it's not one that I would recommend, and most teachers and editors would probably mark it wrong. (At least in AE; BE as always could differ.)

    w, you should divulge which dictionary you were citing, and also check other standard dictionaries to see if any of the rest list that spelling, or if the one you found is just an outlier.

    If you found the variant spelling in enough dictionaries to justify adding it, maybe this thread could at least be linked as a cautionary note.

    OT: The marking [saying] could be due to another menu-related bug ...
    #1Authorhm -- us (236141) 10 Jun 13, 21:57
    I don't think the words are equivalent. A Gourmet or Feinschmecker is interested in the consumption of good food whereas a foodie is also interested in the preparation and origin of the food.
    #2AuthorIna R. (425467) 10 Jun 13, 22:24
    The words are not equivalent. Being a foodie is also a lifestyle. But that happens when one is relying on a bot.
    #3AuthorBryceS (858421) 11 Jun 13, 08:14
    Context/ examples
    Pronunciation: /ˈfuːdi/
    (also foody)

    Definition of foodie
    noun (plural foodies)informal
    a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet:
    he is an avid foodie and successful restaurateur
    - Definition
    - foodie = (also foody)
    #4Authorwmw (386353) 11 Jun 13, 12:09
    wmw, there is an old Chinese saying: Write what you know, know what you write.

    If you don't know what a foodie is, apart from the definition in some dictionary, perhaps you should refrain from trying to enter new terms and leave that to people who actually know what they are writing about?
    #5AuthorBryceS (858421) 11 Jun 13, 12:23
    Context/ examples
    World English Dictionary
    foodie or foody (ˈfuːdɪ)

    — n , pl -ies
    a person having an enthusiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of good food
    foodie (or) foody
    #6Authorwmw (386353) 11 Jun 13, 13:00
    Wenn man keine Ahnung hat ...
    #7AuthorBryceS (858421) 11 Jun 13, 13:39
    Context/ examples
    foodie [coll.]--- der Feinschmecker
    foodie [coll.]--- der Gourmet
    foodie [coll.]--- das Leckermäulchen [ugs.]
    foodie [coll.]--- das Leckermaul [ugs.]
    Dictionary: foodie

    food·ie (fd)
    n. 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).
    *kopfschüttel* (ommmmmmm!)

    1) Leo hat 4 Einträge für foodie (s.o.)
    Wer eine orthographische Variante eingetragen haben will, möge sinnvollerweise das Forum "Wrong Entry" zur Ergänzung dieser Variante in den bestehenenden Einträgen nutzen. (@wmw)

    2) Wer diese Einträge, insbesondere die beiden ersten für falsch hält, möge sinnvollerweise ebenfalls das Forum "Wrong Entry" nutzen und die Fehlerhaftigkeit der Einträge belegen. (@BryceS)

    3) Frühere Diskussionen zum Thema:
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    #8AuthorBambam (48248) 11 Jun 13, 14:18
    Context/ examples
    food·ie noun \ˈfü-dē\
    Definition of FOODIE
    : a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads
    Examples of FOODIE
    The restaurant is very popular among foodies.
    First Known Use of FOODIE
    food·ie (fdē)
    One who has an ardent or refined interest in food; a gourmet. Also called foodist.
    A grotesquely vulgar word, however it is spelled.

    AE dictionaries have only foodie, not foody. Foody should be marked BE.

    See also:
    n.Slang A person who has an ardent or refined interest in food; a gourmet.[1]
    Further, a foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out for convenience or hunger.

    "There are so many words that already describe the concept of people who like food, or enjoy cooking, or enjoy knowing about cooking. "Foodie": It's like the infantile diminutive—you put a "y" on the end of everything to make it childlike. We don't need it. It's embarrassing. "I'm a foodie." Oh my God."
    #9AuthorAgalinis (714472) 11 Jun 13, 14:26
    Context/ examples
    1. 2. 3. + ...
    #10Authorwmw (386353) 11 Jun 13, 14:31
    @8: My objection was to the simplistic translation of foody (or foodie) with Gourmet.

    I am sorry, but a foodie isn't just a gourmet. In the same sense that you wouldn't translate "Kobe beef" mit "Rindfleisch" you would not translate "foodie" mit Gourmet.
    #11AuthorBryceS (858421) 11 Jun 13, 14:38
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