devourer devourer

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who eats greedily or voraciously

Usage(s):

  1. The actress who elicits all this hyperbolepanther, devourer, new Marilynis the product of a remarkable, almost incestuously close family.
  2. Later, vaudeville, radio and the movies perpetuated the blackface minstrel stereotype of the happy-go-lucky devourer of watermelons.
  3. It is a voracious devourer of tax dollars and a bloater of deficits.

News

  • Is This 'Forever' Stock The Next Berkshire?

    Hidden inflation is an insidious devourer of profit . Forget what the Consumer Price Index is telling us -- higher costs don't always get passed on to the consumer.
    on August 14, 2013     Source: StreetAuthority Network via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "He was a proper teacher," Scott Thomas says. "He was just a grown-up, very smart devourer of all things cultural, and I said to myself: 'Yes, yes, I want to be like him! I don't want to do kitchen-sink dramas, I don't want to be on telly, I...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Kristin Scott Thomas Source: Scotsman

  2. "The government and the Olympic Delivery Authority now seem to be deploying the regeneration argument to deflect concerns about the spiraling costs of this project, which could become another devourer of public money like the Millennium Dome or...
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Syed Kamall Source: Bloomberg

  3. In his New York Times review - mixed for the show, a rave for Ramirez - critic Ben Brantley called her a "toothsome devourer of scenery" and credited her with squeezing the "tastiest satiric juice" from the Eric Idle-penned show....
    on Jun 6, 2005 By: Ben Brantley Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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