gourmade

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gourmade f (plural gourmades)

  1. punch to the face
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche, volume 1, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter XXXV:
      Quand l’hôtelier vit ce dégât, il entra dans une telle fureur, qu’il se jeta sur don Quichotte, les poings fermés, et commença à son tour à lui donner tant de gourmades que, si Cardénio et le curé ne le lui eussent ôté des mains, il mettait fin à la guerre du géant.
      When the innkeeper saw the disaster, he entered in such a rage that he threw himself upon Don Quixote, his fists clenched, and himself started to give him so many blows to the face that, if Cardenio and the curate hadn't restrained his hands, he would have put an end to the war of the giant.

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  1. ^ "gourmade" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).