The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Gourmetaphor


Gourmetaphor (N.)

Variables: Gourmetaphoric, Gourmetaphorist.

Roots: Gourmet & Metaphor (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A metaphor that uses a classic food image for something very different.

Example: “Your eyes,” said Virgil in a characteristic and alienating gourmetaphor, “your eyes are the shivering claws of a lobster going straight into the boiler — extremely edible, in their appetizing despair.”


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