gurgitator

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English[edit]

Gurgitators at an eating contest.

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from regurgitate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɜː.dʒɪ.teɪ.tə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɝ.dʒə.teɪ.tɚ/
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Noun[edit]

gurgitator (plural gurgitators)

  1. A competitive eater.
    • 2006 — Ryan Nerz, Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit, page 11
      He described one of his favorite "gurgitators," Eric "Badlands" Booker...who trained by meditating and eating huge portions of cabbage.
    • 2006 — Jason Fagone, Horsemen of the Esophagus, page 210
      ...blue-collar gurgitators are a dime a dozen, but white-collar gurgitators are far rarer, ...
    • 2008 — Frederick Kaufman, A Short History of the American Stomach, page 94
      But just as the pioneer Daniel Boone abandoned domesticated life to settle ever newer territories, the gurgitator Dale Boone could not deny the imperatives of his roving metabolism.

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