a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
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A person with a special interest in or knowledge of food, a gourmet.
Origin: . 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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Foodie is an informal term for a particular class of aficionado of food and drink.