Reverse Dictionary: EAT


EAT – adjectives  (also see EATING)
– TARLOCH squeamish as to food; reluctant to eat …Bk1905 Sc.
eat – nouns 
– AIR PUDDING AND WIND SAUCE nothing to eat; nothing …1927 US sl.
– AIR PUDDING nothing to eat; nothing …1862 US sl.
eat – verbs 
– ABSORB to eat or drink …1874 Amer. sl.
– ARSE to eat something greedily; to consume something quickly …1996 Sc. sl.
– BAG OUT to dine away from home …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BATTEN to feed gluttonously on; to glut oneself; to gloat or revel in …1602
– BE AT RAP-CHAFTS to have nothing to eat …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– BELLOCK to eat greedily, to devour …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BELLY to eat or drink voraciously; to cram with food …Bk1898 Sc.
– BELLY-CHEER † to feast luxuriously, revel; to indulge in food and drink …1549
– BESLABBER to eat slovenly; to besmear in eating or drinking …Bk1911 Sc.
– BESLOBBER to eat in a slovenly manner; to render wet or dirty by spilling food on the clothes …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BLIMP OUT to overeat …Bk2006 US sl.
– BLITZ THE COLD STORAGE PLANT to raid the refrigerator …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– BOG IN to eat voraciously …Aust. sl.
– BRAN UP to eat …1929 Amer. dial.
– BROSIER to eat the supply of food at a meal, as an expression of dissatisfaction with the fare provided …1888 Eton College usage
– BROZIER to eat the supply of food at a meal, as an expression of dissatisfaction with the fare provided …1888 Eton College usage
– BROZIER-MY-DAME to eat the supply of food at a meal, as an expression of dissatisfaction with the fare provided …1850 Eton College usage
– BUEL to eat voraciously (body and fuel) …1980s US college sl.
– BUILD to prepare something to eat or drink …1907 Amer. dial.
– BUST A GRUB to eat a meal …Bk2006 US sl.
– CADDLE of one who is not very hungry: to stir or mix food into a mess …1914 Sc.
– CADGE to stuff; to fill, esp. to fill oneself with food …1684 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– CALL ONE’S FOOD to eat noisily …1967 Amer. dial.
– CHANK to eat noisily, to chew loudly …1895 Amer. dial.
– CHAUNK to eat noisily, to chew loudly …1927 Amer. dial.
– CHAWNK to eat noisily, to chew loudly …1914 Amer. dial.
– CHEW ON ALL ONE’S TEETH to eat hurriedly …1950 Amer. dial.
– CHEW WET to chew succulent vegetables, or other food, with the mouth open so that a clacking sound escapes …1916 Amer. dial.
– CHONK to eat noisily, to chew loudly …1844 Amer. dial.
– CHOW-CHOW to eat …Bk1892 Chinese Pidgin
– CHOW DOWN to eat …Bk1995 US sl.
– CHUCK to eat voraciously …Bk2006 US sl.
– DAB to eat …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DIG IN to begin to eat or drink heartily …1912 sl.
– DIVE FOR A DINNER to eat in a cellar …L18 sl.
– DIVE FOR A MEAL to eat in a cellar …L18 sl.
– DOG to eat something; to eat something as a dog eats …Bk2006 US sl.
– DOWN to pass food at a mess table …1942 Amer. sl.
– EAT A MELDER to eat too much …Bk1905 Ireland
– EAT A PECK OF SALT WITH ANYONE to share many meals with anyone …1737 Sc.
– EAT HIGH OFF THE HOG to eat expensive foods …Bk1995 US sl.
– EAT ILL † to be badly fed …1677
– EAT LIKE A HORSE to eat ravenously …1707 sl.
– EAT ONESELF DONE to finish one’s food …1968 Amer. dial.
– FALL TO FOOD † to begin eating it …a1400
– FAMBLE to eat without an appetite …1877 Eng. dial.
– FANG to eat …1910s Aust. sl.
– FANG AWAY to devour food eagerly and quickly, to snatch at one’s food …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FANG DOWN to eat …1996 Aust. sl.
– FANG IN to eat greedily and in great gulps …1950 Sc.
– FARCE † to cram the stomach, oneself, etc. with food; also, to fill out what is lean or shrunken …1375
– FARCINATE † to cram, to fill, to stuff; to cram the stomach with food …1634
– FEED ONE’S FACE to eat greedily …1894 Amer. sl.
– FIGHT ONE’S FACE to eat voraciously …1950 Amer. dial.
– FILL ONE’S FACE to eat greedily …1936 Amer. sl.
– FILL ONE’S INNARDS to eat …1870 sl.
– FILL ONE’S SHIRT to eat heartily …1923 Amer. dial.
– FOUNDER to overeat …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– FRESS to eat greedily or to excess; to snack …1968 US sl.
– GABS DOWN to eat ravenously, to wolf down …1950 Sc.
– GAFS to eat ravenously, to swallow rapidly, to wolf down, as of a dog …1929 Sc.
– GAMF to eat greedily, to devour, to gulp …1805 Sc.
– GAMMUL to gobble up, to eat ravenously …1825 Sc.
– GAMP to eat greedily, to devour, to gulp …1805 Sc.
– GAMPH to eat greedily, to devour, to gulp …1805 Sc.
– GANSH to eat quickly or a lot …1925 Sc.
– GARBAGE DOWN to eat quickly …1959 US sl.
– GARBAGE UP to eat …1955 US sl.
– GAUMP † to eat or drink greedily; to devour hurriedly; to gulp …1805 Sc.
– GET OUTSIDE (OF) to eat …1886 sl.
– GLOM to devour greedily …1966 Amer. dial.
– GLUP to drink or eat too fast …1968 Amer. dial.
– GOFFLE to eat fast or greedily; to gobble …1839 Eng. dial.
– GOLLOP to gulp; to swallow greedily; to eat hurriedly and with great gusto …1834 Amer. dial. & sl.
– GORP to eat greedily …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GOUGE to gobble, to gorge oneself, to eat greedily …1965 Amer. dial.
– GRAZE 1. to eat …S. Afr. colloq.
2. to eat snacks throughout the day rather than formal meals …colloq.
– GREASE to eat, esp. voraciously …1970 US Black sl.
– GREASE ONE’S CHOPS to eat, esp. to eat very greasy food …1920s US Black sl.
– GREASE ONE’S GILLS to make a good or luxurious meal; to have a good feed; to eat heartily …Bk1860 sl.
– GRUB to eat …c1720 sl.
– GRUB DOWN to eat a meal …1978 Amer. sl.
– GRUB IT to eat …19C sl.
– GRUB OUT to eat a meal …1954 Amer. sl.
– GRUB UP to eat a meal …1970 Amer. sl.
– GRUNT to eat …1968 US sl.
– GUMMEL, GUMMUL to gobble up, to eat ravenously …1825 Sc.
– GURGLE (DOWN) to eat noisily; to drink, to guzzle …1942 Amer. dial.
– GURMANDER †* to eat greedily or gluttonously …1570
– GUT to cram the guts; to eat greedily, to gormandize, to eat like a glutton …c1616
– GUTS to eat greedily; to gormandize …1903 colloq.
– GUTS UP to eat, to overeat …c1840 Aust. sl.
– GUTTER to eat greedily
– GUTTLE to eat voraciously; to gormandize …1654
– GUZZLE to eat voraciously …17C sl.
– HAG RICE to do anything speedily, to make a swift clearance of anything, as food at the table …1871 Eng. dial.
– HAMSH to eat noisily and hastily or in a voracious manner …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HANCH to eat greedily or voraciously as a dog or pig does …1824 Sc.
– HAWCH to eat badly; to make a loud noise with the lips or mouth in ea ting …1746 Eng. dial.
– HAZE to eat greedily and ravenously …1884 Eng. dial.
– HOE IN to begin to eat or drink heartily …1935 sl.
– HOE INTO to begin to eat or drink heartily …1935 sl.
– JAFFSE to make a noise with the jaws in eating …Bk1902 Sc.
– JUG UP to eat …1992 US sl.
– KEDGE to stuff; to fill, esp. to fill oneself with food …1684 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– KEEP QUALITY HOURS to dine late …1875 Eng. dial.
– KEMP to eat hurriedly …1898 Sc.
– KILL to finish consuming something …1995 US sl.
– KNOCK BACK to eat, to drink, esp. to finish off one’s drink …20C sl.
– KNOSH to eat, esp. to snack; to eat between meals …1930s sl.
– LARD UP to eat heartily; to gain weight …1930 Amer. dial.
– LAY IN to eat vigorously …c1800 Brit. colloq.
– LIGURATE † to feed daintily …1623
– LINE ONE’S JACKET † to eat or drink; to fill one’s stomach; to stuff oneself …1611
– LIVE LIKE OLD PAMP to have a well-supplied table …1893 Eng. dial.
– LURCATE † to eat ravenously …1623
– MAC(K) to eat heartily; rarely, to drink heartily …1971 Amer. students’ sl.
– MACK DOWN to eat heartily; rarely, to drink heartily …1971 Amer. students’ sl.
– MAC ON to eat …1980s US campus sl.
– MAC OUT to overeat; to gorge oneself, esp. on junk food …1982 US teen sl.
– MAKE to eat a meal …1542
– MAKE A PIG OF ONESELF to eat gluttonously …1942 sl.
– MAKE LONG ARMS to help oneself at table …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– MAMBLE to eat lazily  …a1825 Eng. dial.
– MAMMY † to eat slowly with little appetite …c1730 Eng. dial.
– MANCH to chew; to eat; to munch …1829 Eng. dial.
– MANDUCATE to chew, to eat …1623
– MANGE † to eat …1362
– MANGER †* to eat …1613
– MAPSE to make a smacking noise with the lips when eating or talking …1891 Eng. dial.
– MAST † to feed oneself gluttonously …a1560
– MAUNGE † to munch, to chew, to masticate; to eat greedily …1362 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MAW to eat, to devour …1862 Eng. dial.
– MEAL to provide food for; to feed; to eat a meal; to take regular meals, as at a boarding house …1630
– MEISLE to eat little and slowly; to crumble up in eating …1824 Sc.
– MEISLEN to eat little and very slowly …Bk1905 Sc.
– MESS to trifle with food …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MESS AND MELL to partake of food together; to associate with …1822 Sc.
– MIMP to speak or act in an affected or mincing manner; to toy or play with one’s food in an affected manner …1861 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MINCE to eat sparingly, daintily, or without appetite; to eat something in such a way …1909 Amer. dial.
– MIPE to be fastidious or dainty in eating; to have no appetite for food …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– MIPUS to be fastidious or dainty in eating; to have no appetite for food …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– MONGEE to eat …1930 Amer. hobo usage
– MONOPHAGIZE to eat alone …1854
– MOW to eat with gusto and stamina; to gorge oneself …1980s US sl.
– MOW ON to eat heartily, to gorge oneself …1980s US campus sl.
– MUG UP to eat a large meal; to snack; to have a hot drink …1897 sl., chiefly Can. & nautical
– MUMBLE (ALONG) to eat by chewing with the gums …1847 Amer. dial.
– MUMP to eat …L18 sl.
– MUNCH OUT to eat voraciously, esp. as a result of smoking cannabis …1970s sl., orig. US college usage
– NAM to seize between the teeth, to chew, to eat greedily …1923 Sc.
– NASH to eat, esp. to snack; to eat between meals …1930s sl.
– NOSH orig. to nibble a snack, delicacy, etc.; later, to eat, to have a meal …1892 colloq.
– NOT TO PUT NOTHING IN ONE’S HEAD to eat nothing …Bk1884 Amer. dial.
– NYAM to seize between the teeth, to chew, to eat greedily …1922 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– NYAM-NYAM to eat …1922 Amer. dial.
– NYIM-NYAM to seize between the teeth, to chew, to eat greedily …1923 Sc.
– OGG † to eat a light meal; to give someone an extra meal; to feed someone well …1866 Sc. 
– OINK OUT to be a glutton; to overeat …1988 Amer. sl.
– OPSOPHAGIZE to eat dainties …1854
– PACK AWAY to consume food or drink with gusto …1972 Aust. sl.
– PAEWAE to eat without appetite, to trifle with one’s food …1923 Sc.
– PAMPER † to cram with food; to over-indulge with rich food; to feed luxuriously …a1380
– PANG of the stomach: to cram or gorge with food; to be full or stuffed …1768 Sc.
– PASS to have or finish a meal …1887 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PEE-WEE to eat without appetite, to trifle with one’s food …1923 Sc.
– PERISH to consume food …1927 Amer. dial.
– PIDDLE to eat daintily, or as one with poor appetite …1902 Amer. dial.
– PIECE to snack; to eat between meals …1908 Amer. dial.
– PIECE AROUND to snack; to eat between meals …1944 Amer. dial.
– PIG to eat or help oneself to food, esp. greedily …1897 colloq.
– PIG OUT to overindulge in eating or drinking …1978 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– POLISH OFF to drink or eat up completely …1873 sl.
– PULL ONESELF OVER to eat …L19 sl.
– PUNISH to eat or drink copiously …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– PUT AWAY to eat …1878 sl.
– PUT ON to eat …1930s sl.
– PUT ONE’S NAME IN THE (DINNER) POT to expect someone to share a meal; to indicate that one expects to share a meal …1883 Amer. dial.
– PUT ON THE BAG to dine …1924 Amer. sl.
– PUT ON THE FEED BAG to eat a meal …1987 Amer. dial.
– PUT ON THE NOSE-BAG to eat …1874 jocular
– PUT OUT OF SIGHT to eat …c1870 colloq.
– QUAT † to load, sate, glut the stomach …1579 obs. exc. Eng. dial. 
– RAGS to eat in a slovenly fashion …1929 Sc.
– RAM to stuff or cram with food or drink …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RAM JAM to stuff with food …L19 sl.
– RAMP † to eat greedily or noisily …1542 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RAMSH to eat voraciously and noisily; to munch and chew vigorously with much noise; to crunch with the teeth …1825 Sc.
– RAMUL UP to eat greedily …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RANSH to munch and chew vigorously with much noise; to crunch with the teeth …1825 Sc.
– RAUN to eat greedily …1777 Eng. dial.
– RAUNCH to eat or devour greedily; to munch, to gnaw; to tear up …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RAUNGE to eat or devour greedily; to munch, to gnaw …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RAWN to eat greedily …1777 Eng. dial.
– READ ONE’S PLATE to eat in silence …20C US sl.
– RUNSH to munch and chew vigorously with much noise; to crunch with the teeth …1825 Sc.
– SCAFF to eat or drink greedily …1823 Sc.
– SCARF to eat, esp. voraciously …1955 Amer.
– SCARF DOWN to eat, esp. voraciously …1955 Amer.
– SCARF UP to eat, esp. voraciously …1955 Amer.
– SCOFF to eat noisily and greedily; to swallow food or drink quickly; to devour; to gulp down, to toss off …1826
– SCOGGEL to eat voraciously; to gulp down …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCONCE ONE’S DIET to eat less, to diet …19C sl.
– SCOOB to eat, esp. snacks …1980s US college sl.
– SCRAM of food: to stuff, to cram …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRAN to eat …1990s sl.
– SCRANCH to crush or grind with a sharp, grating noise; to grind between the teeth; to crunch, to eat noisily …1777 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
– SCRANNEL to eat greedily; to swallow up …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRAUNCH to crush or grind with a sharp, grating noise; to grind between the teeth; to crunch, to eat noisily …1777 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– SCRONCH to crush; to crunch; to grind between the teeth; hence, to eat …1828 Amer. dial.
– SHIFT to eat or drink …1896 sl.
– SKRANSH to crush or grind with a sharp, grating noise; to grind between the teeth; to crunch, to eat noisily …1777 Eng. dial.
– SLUG to eat greedily …Bk1867 Ireland
– SLUMMOCK to eat up greedily …M19 chiefly Eng. dial. & colloq.
– SMOUSE to feast, to eat up, consume, as a delicacy …1775
– SNACK to eat small amounts between or instead of meals …1807 sl.
– SNARF to eat quickly and rudely …1960s Amer. sl.
– SNARF DOWN to eat; to gobble …1968 Amer. sl.
– SNARF UP to eat; to gobble …1968 Amer. sl.
– SPOON to eat together …1970s US college sl.
– STACK AWAY to eat or drink heartily …1960 Aust. sl.
– STODGE to stuff (oneself or another) with food
– STUFF ONESELF to eat to repletion …1585 sl.
– STUFF ONE’S FACE to eat, esp. excessively or impolitely …1939 sl.
– TACKLE to attack food, to begin to eat …1889
– TAILGATE vb. to eat and drink clustered in a parking lot before a sports event …1995 US sl.
– TAIVER to eat sparingly and without appetite; to toy with one’s food; to be fastidious about eating …1929 Sc.
– TAKE AWAY to partake of food …1871 Eng. dial. 
– TAKE BITE AND SUP to partake of food …1890 Eng. dial.
– TAKE THE WRINKLES OUT OF ONE’S BELLY to assuage one’s hunger …L18 sl.
– TANK to satisfy one’s appetite; to fill up with food …1970s sl.
– TANK UP to satisfy one’s appetite; to fill up with food …1970s sl.
– TEAR to eat voraciously …1892 Eng. dial.
– TELLE to eat hastily …B1900 Eng. dial.
– THORN † to eat heartily; to satisfy one’s appetite …1808 Sc.
– THROPPLE UP † to devour in eating; to gobble up …Bk1905 Sc.
– THRUFF to eat to excess …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TIRE to feed greedily upon …1598 arch.
– TUCK AWAY to eat …1861 sl.
– TUCK IN to being to eat or drink heartily …1810 sl.
– TUCK INTO to being to eat or drink heartily …1810 sl.
– VICTUAL to eat …1914 Amer. dial.
– VICTUAL THE GARRISON to help oneself immoderately to food at table …1916 Amer. dial.
– VITTLE to eat …1885 Amer. dial.
– VOUR † to devour, to eat …c1330 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WAD to stuff with food; to gorge …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WALK INTO to eat or drink heartily of …1837
– WRAP YOUR LAUGHING GEAR AROUND to eat …1962 Aust. sl.
– WRAP YOURSELF AROUND to eat or consume something …1965 sl.
– WRESTLE THE CHUCK to dine …M19 US sl.
– WRESTLE THE HASH to dine …M19 US sl.
– YAFFLE to eat or drink hurriedly or greedily  …1788 UK sl.
– YAM to eat greedily and with noise; to chew …1791 Eng. dial.
– YOFFLE to eat, esp. to eat or drink greedily and with noise …1821 Eng. dial.
– YUFFLE to eat, esp. to eat or drink greedily and with noise …1821 Eng. dial.
eat – phrases
– HOLLOW LEG a characteristic ascribed to anyone who is able to eat or drink in great quantities …1992 US sl.
 
EATABLE – adjectives (also see EDIBLE)
– MANDUCABLE †* capable of being manducated or chewed or eaten; eatable …1614
 
EATEN – adjectives
– ADESED † all eaten up …1626
– FULL AS A PUGGY having eaten too much …1985 Sc. sl.
– FULL AS A TICK, AS completely full, as with food …1678 Eng. dial.
– FULL TO THE THROPPLE having eaten as much as one can …1808 Eng. dial.
– FULL TO THE THROPPLE END having eaten as much as one can …1808 Eng. dial.
– MANDIBLE †* capable of being chewed or eaten …1656
– MANDUCABLE †* capable of being manducated or chewed or eaten; eatable …1614
– YETE † eaten …c1000
– YETEN † eaten …c1000
 
EATER – person (also see GLUTTON)
– ABRODIETICAL †* a person of over-refined or self-indulgent tastes; a delicate person, a dainty eater  …1623
​- ACCUMBENT 1. †* a person at the table; a diner …1630
2. one who reclines at table according to the ancient manner …1656 
– BAD SWALLY a fast eater …Bk1997 Ulster sl.
– BELDER-KITE a person who has eaten or drunk too much …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BELLIKIN an immoderate eater or drinker …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BELLY-KITE one who eats unwholesome things …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BELLY-PAUNCH † a great eater, a glutton …1570
– BELLY-SLAVE † one devoted to eating and drinking; one who is a slave to his appetite; a glutton…1562
– BIG FORK FROM NEW YORK a heavy eater …Bk1945 jive usage
– BIRD-EATER a person who eats little or is finicky about food …1968 Amer. dial.
– BOLTER one who swallows food hastily or whole …1825
– CHOMPER a noisy eater …1969 Amer. dial.
– CHOW HOUND a big eater …Bk1942 US sl.
– CHOW LIZARD one who eats a lot …1954 Amer. sl.
– CONVIVE one who feasts with others; a table companion …1651
– DANDO a great eater, a glutton; one who frequents hotels, eating-houses, etc., satisfies his appetite, and leaves without paying …c1840 colloq.
– DEIPNOSOPHIST a master of the art of dining …1656
– DUSTBIN a greedy and indiscriminate eater …1959 sl.
– EARTH-EATER one who eats earth …1852
– EATNELL † a greedy eater …1611
– EATRESS a woman who eats …1834
– FANG MAN a man who is a hearty eater …1982 Aust. sl.
– FEEDER one who eats, usually prodigious amounts …1967 Amer. dial.
– GABIATOR a gormandizer, one who takes great pleasure in eating and drinking …1831 Sc.
– GANNET orig. a greedy seaman; a greedy person; esp. a greedy seaman; a glutton; a heavy eater …1929 sl., orig. naval 
– GARBAGE-GUTS a greedy person; a person who eats often, one who eats leftovers; a glutton  …1973 Aust. & NZ sl.
– GARBAGE HOUND a voracious eater who enjoys even prison food …1962 US prison sl.
– GARGANTUA a person with an insatiable appetite …Bk1922
– GASTRONOMER a judge of good eating, an epicure …1820
– GASTROPHILE one who loves his stomach, or good eating; one who loves good food …1820
– GASTROSOPHER one who is skilled in matters of eating …1894
– GILRAVAGER one who eats or drinks to excess; one who indulges in noisy or drunken merrymaking or feasting .1817 Sc.
– GLOBBER †* a person who drinks or eats gluttonously; a glutton …c1400
– GLUBBER † a glutton, a gormandizer; one who eats or drinks gluttonously …c1400
– GLUTTON one who eats to excess or who takes pleasure in immoderate eating; a gormandizer … c1225
– GOOD PECKER a good eater …c1860 sl.
– GREASER one who eats, esp. voraciously …1972 US Black sl.
– GREEDYGUT a glutton, a voracious eater …1550
– GREEDYGUTS a glutton, a voracious eater …1579
– GROAK a child who waits about at meal-times in the expectation of getting something to eat …1892 Sc. & Irish
– GRUBBER an eater …c1860 sl.
– GUT-BUCKET (derogatory) a fat or greedy person; someone who eats or drinks too much …1991 colloq.
– GUT-HEAD one who is stupefied by an excess of food …E17 sl.
– GUTLING † a great or greedy eater; a glutton …1592 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GUTTLER a greedy or gluttonous eater; a glutton; a gormandizer …1899 Amer. dial.
– GUZZLER a voracious eater …L18 sl.
– HARD KEEPER an animal or person requiring a lot of food or care to maintain good condition; a heavy eater …1950 Amer. dial.
– HARRYGAUD a great eater …Bk1867 Eng. dial.
– HASH-HOUND a person notably keen on their food; a glutton …1915 US sl.
– HAWCH-A-MOUTH one who makes much noise in eating …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HAWCH-MOUTH one who makes much noise in eating …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HEAVY GRUBBER † a hearty eater; a glutton …1858 colloq.
– HECKLER a good eater; one with a good appetite …Bk1893 Eng. dial.
– HIPPOPHAGIST an eater of horse-flesh …1854
– KEDGE a glutton; a person who eats greedily …Bk1901 Eng. dial.
– MAMMOCK a poor eater; one who is dainty in eating …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MINCER one who eats sparingly or daintily; one who lacks an appetite …1965 Amer. dial.
– MIPLIN one who eats daintily …Bk1852 Eng. dial.
– MOMMACK, MOMMICK, MOMMICKS a poor eater; one who is dainty in eating …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MONOPHAGIAN † one who eats alone, or who eats only one kind of food …1625
– MONOPHAGUE † one who eats alone, or who eats only one kind of food …1625
– MOUTH a person viewed as a consumer of food …a1553
– MUMMOCK a poor eater; one who is dainty in eating …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MUTTON-MONGER † a great eater of mutton; a butcher, a seller of mutton …1649 sl.
– NOSHER 1. an eater …1957 UK sl.
2. one who snacks or eats between meals …1960s sl.
– OMNIVORE a person or animal that eats all kinds of food …1890
– OPSOPHAGIST an eater of dainties …1854
– PANTOPHAGIST a man or animal that devours things of all kinds; an omnivorous eater …1822
– PELICAN a big eater …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– PIG one who overeats …1942 sl.
– PORKER one who eats like a pig …Bk1995 US sl.
– SAMMY VICK one who overeats …c1928 Amer. sl. 
– SHAGPOKE GUT a great capacity for food; a tremendous eater, a voracious person …1958 Amer. dial.
– SHITEPOKE GUT a great capacity for food; a tremendous eater, a voracious person …1954 Amer. dial.
– STRETCH-GUT an over-eater …1673-8
– SWORD-SWALLOWER a person who eats off his or her knife …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– TANK an eater …1930 US sl.
– VACUUM a hearty eater …Bk1989 US campus sl.
– WOOFER a ravenous eater …1935 sl. 
– YAFFLER an eater …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YARKER an eager eater; a greedy person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
EATING – adjectives
– ABRODIETICAL †* over-refined or self-indulgent, esp. in regard to diet; feeding or eating daintily; delicate, fastidious, finicky …1625
​- CRAPULOUS characterized by excess in drinking or eating; intemperate, debauched; drunk; given to gluttony …1536
– CREOPHAGOUS flesh-eating, carnivorous …1881
– EDACIOUS devoted to eating; voracious; ravenous, greedy …1829
– EDIBILATORY pertaining to eating or edibles …1828
– FAMBLING eating without appetite …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FULL UP TO PUSSY’S BOW to have eaten one’s fill …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– GALLINIVOROUS feeding on fowls or poultry …1862 nonce word
– GALSOCH fond of good eating …Bk1900 Sc.
– GASTROLOGICAL pert. to good eating …1851
– GASTRONOMIC pert. to good eating …1828
– GASTRONOMICAL pert. to good eating …1809
– GASTRONOMOUS * devoted to good eating …1828
– GASTROPHILITE fond of good eating …1835
– NAUGHT bad in condition or quality; not good for eating or drinking …1588
– OMNIVORANT devouring or eating all kinds of food …1852
– OMNIVOROUS devouring or eating all kinds of food …1656
– OPHIOPHAGOUS eating or feeding upon serpents …1650
– PAMPHAGOUS eating both animal and vegetable foods; omnivorous …1702
– PANTOPHAGIC eating all kinds of food, omnivorous …1850
– PANTOPHAGOUS eating all kinds of food, omnivorous …1848
– SAPROPHAGOUS living on decomposing matter …1819
– SARCOPHAGAL eating flesh …1614
– SARCOPHAGOUS eating flesh …1755
– SAUROPHAGOUS eating lizards and other reptiles …Bk1914
– SITOPHOBIC having a morbid aversion to food or eating …1891
– TAMMACHLESS † of a child: not eating with appetite …Bk1905 Sc.
– VEGETIVOROUS feeding on vegetables or plants …1859
– VENISONIVOROUS given to eating venison …c1831 nonce word
eating – nouns
– BELLY-CHEER † a feasting, gluttony, luxurious eating …1549
– COMESSATION † eating together …1648
– EATING-ROOM a room appropriated for eating; a dining-room …1613 arch.
– EDACITY capacity for eating; good appetite …1626 now chiefly humorous
– FANG eating …1957 Aust. sl.
– FEED a period of active eating …1846 Amer. dial.
– FOOD COMA the drowsiness often experienced after eating too much …1987 US sl.
– GASTROLOGY the science of cooking for the stomach; hence, cookery, good eating …1810
– GASTRONOMY the art and science of delicate eating …1814
– GASTROPHILISM love of good eating …1814
– GASTROSOPHY science of good eating …1824
– GUZZLE the eating of a meal …M19 sl.
– GUZZLE-AND-GRAB eating and drinking, with an emphasis on fast, low-brow food and alcohol …1951 US sl.
– JAPANESE KNIFE-TRICK eating with one’s knife …Bk1896 sl.
– LAMMING LOAD a large amount of food taken into the body through gluttony …1950 Amer. dial.
– LURCATION † a greedy eating or gluttonous devouring …1661
– MANDUCATION the act of eating …1551
– MANGERY † banqueting, luxurious eating …a1470
– NOSH a meal; a period of eating; meal time …1964 UK sl.
– NOSH UP a meal; a period of eating; meal time …1964 UK sl.
– OMNIVORACITY a devouring or eating all kinds of food …1889
– OMNIVOROSITY a devouring or eating all kinds of food …1896
– OMNIVOROUSNESS a devouring or eating all kinds of foods …1727
– ONERATION †* loading or filling the stomach, taking of food …1651
– OPSOPHAGY the eating of dainties, esp. of fish …1854
– PANTOPHAGY the eating of all sorts of food …1841
– PIG-OUT a bout of eating a large amount of food …1979 colloq., orig. US
– SARCOPHAGY the practice of eating flesh …1650
– SITIOPHOBIA a morbid repugnance or aversion to food or eating …1887
– SITOPHOBIA a morbid repugnance or aversion to food or  eating …1882
– TACHYPHAGIA food grabbing or fast eating …Bk1994
– TAKE-AWAY a capacity for eating; an appetite …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– VICTITATION †* the taking of food or nourishment …1597
– XEROFAGY n. the eating of dry food, esp. as a form of fasting practised in the early church …1671
– XEROPHAGY the eating of dry food, esp. as a form of fasting practised in the early church …1656
– YAM the noise made in eating …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
eating – person (also see EATER)
– GASTROLOGER an epicure, a judge of good eating …1820
– GASTROLOGIST an epicure, a judge of good eating …1822
– GASTRONOMIST a judge of good eating, an epicure …1825
– GASTROPHILIST one who loves good eating …1814
– GASTROSOPH one who is skilled in matters of eating …1855
– GASTROSOPHER one who is skilled in matters of eating …1855
eating – verbs
– TETHER BY THE TOOTH to attract by good feeding, to detain by eating …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
eating – phrases 
– ALL GOES DOWN GUTTER LANE he spends all his money on his stomach …18C obs.
– CALVES’ HEADS ARE BEST HOT a sarcastic apology for one sitting down to eat with his hat on …Bk1891 sl.
– HAVE EYES BIGGER THAN ONE’S STOMACH said of one who undertakes to eat beyond his capacity …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– HAVE HOLLOW LEGS to be able to consume large amounts of food without apparently putting on any weight …L19 sl.
– HAVE ONE’S BACK TEETH UNDERGROUND to have eaten plenty …B1912 Eng. sl. 
– LET OUT A REEF to unfasten a button after a meal …Bk1903 sl.
– NO CARRION WILL EAT A CROW applied to gross eaters, tough persons …17C colloq.
 
EATING ESTABLISHMENT – adjectives (also see COOK and KITCHEN)
– EATING IN HELL dining at Taco Bell …20C teen & high school sl.
– FARSIGHTED of a restaurant waiter or waitress: intentionally ignoring a customer signalling for service …1995 US sl.
– ON of a food dish: on the menu …1949 UK sl.
eating establishment – nouns
– ACE a table for one; also, a single customer …1961 Amer. restaurant usage
– ACTOR’S REACH a seemingly sincere effort to pay for your meal when eating in a group at a restaurant, masking a secret hope that someone else will pay …1999 US sl.
– AFTER-HOURS an after-hours bar, club, or restaurant …1950s US sl.
– AMATEUR NIGHT a night when the tips left by a restaurant’s customers are low …1995 US sl.
– BEANERY a cheap restaurant …1888 Amer. dial.
– BK LOUNGE a Burger King™ fast food restaurant …1985 US sl.
– BLUE GOOSE a cheap or shabby restaurant, bar, or other public establishment …1966 Amer. dial.
– BOWSER BAG a paper bag provided by a restaurant for patrons who want to take uneaten portions home, as for feeding to a pet dog …1965 Amer. sl.
– CAF, CAFF, KAYF a corruption of café, usually a cheap and cheerful one …1920s sl.
– CAFFY a corruption of café, usually a cheap and cheerful one …1920s sl.- CANCER WARD the smoking section of an eating establishment …Bk1998 sl.
– CARNISH-KEN a thieves’ eating house …Bk1891 thieves’ sl.
– CAT’S MEAT SHOP a restaurant …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– CHAT ‘N’ CHEW a restaurant, a café …1940s sl., orig. US Black usage
– CHEW AND SPEW a cheap cafe …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– CHILI JOINT a small, cheap restaurant, esp. one that serves poor quality food …1906 Amer. dial.
– CHILI STAND a small, cheap restaurant, esp. one that serves poor quality food …1906 Amer. dial.
– CHINKEY, CHINKIE, CHINKY 1. a Chinese restaurant …1985 sl.
2. a meal in or from a Chinese restaurant …1985 sl.
– CHOKE AND CHEW a roadside restaurant …1976 US sl.
– CHOKE AND PUKE a restaurant with bad food at low prices …1988 US sl.
– CLIP JOINT a place, such as a nightclub or restaurant, in which customers are overcharged sl.
– DAMPER a lunch bill, or more generally, a dinner bill; the bill in a restaurant …1886 UK society sl.
– DIRTY DISHRAG a small eating place where the food is not especially good …1969 Amer. dial.
– DIRTY SPOON a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food of poor quality …1965 Amer. dial.
– DONKO a tearoom or cafeteria in a factory, wharf area, etc. …NZ colloq.
– EAT-‘EM-UP a roadside restaurant …1976 US CB usage
– EATER a café, a restaurant …1990s sl.
– EATERIE a restaurant …20C sl., orig. US
– EATERY a restaurant …1901 sl., orig. US
– EAT-HOUSE a café or restaurant …2000s US sl.
– EATING JOINT a small, inferior restaurant …1965 Amer. dial.
– EAT JOINT a restaurant, a café …1920s US sl.
– EATS JOINT a small, inferior restaurant …1942 Amer. dial.
– EATUM-UP STOP a roadside restaurant or truckstop …1976 US sl.
– EIGHTY-SIX in a restaurant and bars: used to denote that the supply of an item has run out, or that a customer is not to be served …1936 US sl.
– FEED BAG a place where one can get a meal …1968 Amer. dial.
– FEED-JOINT a place where one can get a meal …1909 Amer. dial.
– FEED-STATION a place where one can get a meal …1910 Amer. dial.
– FISH CAMP orig. a place where one could go fishing; later, a roadhouse or restaurant specializing in fish and seafood dishes …1980 Amer. dial.
– FOUR-TOPPER a restaurant table that will seat four people …Bk2006 US restaurant sl.
– GAFF a restaurant …1930s sl.
– GRAB-AND-GALLOP LUNCH-COUNTER a diner, a lunch counter …1966 Amer. dial.
– GRAB-IT-AND-GROWL a diner, a lunch counter …1966 Amer. dial.
– GREASE JOINT a cheap or inferior restaurant …1910s US sl.
– GREASE PIT a cheap restaurant …1960s sl.
– GREASE POT a small eating place where the food is not especially good …1968 Amer. dial.
– GREASY a small eating place where the good is not especially good …1965 Amer. dial.
– GREASY BUCKET a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food of poor quality …1965 Amer. dial.
– GREASY HOUSE a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food of poor quality …1965 Amer. dial.
– GREASY JOE a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food of poor quality …1965 Amer. dial.
– GREASY KITCHEN a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food of poor quality …1965 Amer. dial.
– GREASY RAG a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food of poor quality …1965 Amer. dial.
– GREASY SKILLET a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food of poor quality …1965 Amer. dial.
– GREASY SPOON a small, cheap, and often unsanitary restaurant, usually specializing in fried foods …1918 sl., orig. US
– GREASY THUMB a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food of poor quality …1965 Amer. dial.
– GREASY VEST a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food of poor quality …1965 Amer. dial.
– GRUBBERY an eating-house …c1820 sl.
– GRUBBING-CRIB an eating-house …c1830 sl.
– GRUBBING-KEN an eating-house …c1830 sl.
– GRUBBY-KEN a low eating-house …c1820 cant
– GRUB-CRIB an eating-house …c1840 sl.
– GRUB-SHOP an eating-house …c1840 sl.
– HASH HOUSE a cheap eating house …chiefly N. Amer. colloq.
– HASH-JOINT a cheap eating place, boarding house, etc. …1895 US sl.
– HIDEAWAY a small quiet restaurant, etc.; a secluded place of entertainment …E20
– HOLE IN THE WALL a restaurant …1920s sl.
– JOINT 1. a dirty, cheap, or disreputable place of public accommodation or entertainment, esp. a restaurant or night  club …sl.
2. a place or establishment, as a hotel, restaurant. etc. …sl.
– MACCAS a McDonald’s™ restaurant …1995 Aust. sl.
– MEAT-HOUSE a house where a liberal allowance of good food is given …1886 Eng. dial.
– MEAT RACK a restaurant, bar, or other public place where people gather in search of sexual partners …1962 US sl.
– MICKEY D’S McDonald’s fast-food restaurant …Bk1990 Amer. teen and college sl.
– MUNCHING HOUSE a cheap restaurant or café …1910s sl.
– NOSEBAG a take-away restaurant; a chip shop …1981 UK sl.
– NOSH a restaurant; a snack bar …1917 chiefly UK usage
– NOSH BAR a restaurant; a snack bar …1951 chiefly UK usage
– NOSHERY a place to eat; an eating house, restaurant, or cafe …1963 Brit. sl.
– NOSH-HOUSE a restaurant; a snack bar …1969 chiefly UK usage
– ONE-ARM a fast-food café …L19 US sl.
– ONE-ARM JOINT a cheap restaurant in which customers support their plates on a widened chair-arm …1915 US sl.
– ONE-ARM LUNCH a fast-food café …L19 US sl.
– ONE-ARM LUNCHROOM a fast-food café …L19 US sl.
– ONE-ARM RESTAURANT a fast-food café …L19 US sl.
– ORDINARY an eating-house or tavern where public meals are provided at a fixed price; a dining-room in such a building …1590
– PACKING-HOUSE an eating house, a café …L19 sl.
– PACKING KEN a low eating house …1909 UK sl.
– PAD OF WET SCARF(S) a restaurant …1940s US Black & Southern sl.
– PULL-IN a roadside café or refreshment stand at which vehicles can ‘pull in’ …1938
– QUICK-AND-DIRTY a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food or poor quality; a greasy spoon …1950 Amer. sl.
– QUICK-AND-FILTHY a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food or poor quality; a greasy spoon …1942 Amer. sl.
– QUICK-AND-GREASY a small, cheap restaurant that usually serves food or poor quality; a greasy spoon …1967 Amer. sl.
– QUICK-LUNCH a fast-food small restaurant …1959 Can. sl.
– RED ONION a railroad eating house …1931 Amer. dial.
– SAWDUST JOINT a down-market restaurant or bar, or gambling saloon …20C sl.
– SAWDUST PARLOR a down-market restaurant or bar, or gambling saloon …20C sl.
– SAWDUST PLACE a down-market restaurant or bar, or gambling saloon …20C sl.
– SET-UP a place-setting at a restaurant …1934 US sl.
– SPAGHETTI HOUSE a restaurant serving varieties of pasta, esp. spaghetti …colloq.
– SPAGHETTI JOINT a restaurant serving varieties of pasta, esp. spaghetti …US colloq.
– TACO HELL a Taco Bell™ fast-food restaurant …1990 US sl.
– TOXIC HELL a Taco Bell™ restaurant (Mexican fast-food chain in the US) …1993 US sl.
– TRAT(T) a trattoria ..1969 sl.
– WHITE ONION a small eating place where the food is not especially good …1967 Amer. dial.
eating establishment – person (also see WAITER, COOK, etc.)
– ACE a single, unaccompanied customer, esp. in a restaurant …1961 Amer. sl. 
– BOUNCER a person, usually a strong man, employed to maintain and restore order in a bar,7 restaurant, club or performance …1883 US sl.
– CAMPERS slow-eating restaurant patrons
– CURB HOP a person who takes orders and serves food to customers seated in their cars …1937 US sl.
– DANDO a great eater, a glutton; one who frequents hotels, eating-houses, etc., satisfies his appetite, and leaves without paying …c1840 colloq.
– DARBY a wealthy person who will usually pay the bill in a restaurant, bar, etc. …1920s US sl.
– EIGHTY-SIX in a restaurant and bars: a customer to be refused service …1936 US sl.
– GEORGE EDDIE, GEORGE EDDY a person who does not tip …Bk1962 Amer. food dispensers’ sl.
– GREASEBALL a kitchen worker in a restaurant …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GRUBBING-CRIB FAKER the proprietor of a low eating-house …c1850 sl.
– HASHER a counterman …Bk1962 Amer. food dispensers’ sl.
– HASH-MAN the owner of a restaurant …1876 US sl.
– HASH-SLINGER a restaurant waiter or waitress …Bk1913 Western Can. sl.
– KITCHEN BIDDY a female kitchen work, as in a restaurant …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– KITCHENEER a kitchen manager, as in a restaurant …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– KITCHEN MECHANIC a kitchen worker in a restaurant …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OMNIBUS a man or boy who assists a waiter at a hotel, restaurant, etc. …1888
– PEARL DIVER someone who works as a dishwasher in a café or restaurant …1913 sl., orig. US
– WHOOPER-DOOPER a kitchen worker in a restaurant …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
eating establishment – verbs
– CAUPONATE † to hold an eating-house; to sell liquor or victuals …1656
– CHARLIE-BOY to work as a busboy …1974 US sl.
– D AND D to leave a restaurant without paying your bill …1997 US sl.
– DECORATE to pay for something a restaurant or bar …1908 US sl.
– DINE AND DASH to leave a restaurant without paying your bill …1997 US sl.
– TABLE-HOP to circulate among the tables at a restaurant, greeting and chatting with friends and acquaintances …1950s sl., orig. US
– TABLESCORE to take food left on restaurant tables …1997 US sl.
– WALK THE CHECK to walk deliberately out of a restaurant without paying the bill …1970s US college sl.
 
EATING UTENSILS – nouns
– DIGGING TOOLS knives and forks …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– EATING IRON an eating utensil …1966 Amer. dial.
– EATING TOOL an eating utensil; knives, forks, etc. …1927 US sl.
– FIGHTING TOOLS eating utensils – a knife, fork, and spoon …World War II Amer. sl.
– IRONS eating utensils …1905 sl., chiefly services’ usage
– TOOLS eating utensils …L19 US sl.