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Gurgitators at an eating contest.


Back-formation from regurgitate; see -or.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɜː.dʒɪ.teɪ.tə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɝ.dʒə.teɪ.tɚ/
  • (file)


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: 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.