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Jul 12, 2001 12:09 PM

Concise Oxford Dictionary -- Chowhound = greedy!

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A revised edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary goes on sale today. It evidently has for the first time an entry for chowhound, which it defines as 'greedy person'.


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  1. wow.

    the editor of the OED's american edition is a semi-regular on this site. I just sent him a missive!


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    1. re: Jim Leff

      Gee, when I was a kid we had a cat named "Chowhound", because it loved to eat. That means it's been part of the vernacular for a lotta years: Where's he been?

      1. re: ironmom

        The most recent revision of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary gives 1942 as the first recorded use of the word, defined as "one fond of eating," or what might also be called a gourmand.