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Flavorgasm

noun; blending
A euphoric culinary experience resulting from tasting well-prepared, flavorful food; a highly pleasurable sensation resulting from eating and drinking good food, often accompanied by a satisfied moan or sigh.
 
This term is a blend that retains the original root words, ‘flavor’ and ‘orgasm.’ It is a metaphor used to liken the pleasure of eating flavorful food to the euphoria experienced during sexual release. Because of this, it is used as a superlative of terms like ‘flavorful’ or ‘tasteful,’ expressing a more intense level of gratification. It is often used in conjunction with the phrase “…in my mouth”, suggesting that the experience is localized to the oral area. As such, it is often accompanied by oral expressions of satisfaction, such as a moan or a sigh. It can be written as ‘flavourgasm’ depending on the type of English written. This word was probably coined in order to capture the intenseness of the flavor of the food, otherwise not capable of being expressed adequately using pre-existing words.
Etymology : A blend of the roots ‘flavor’ + ‘orgasm.’ Both root words are retained in their entirety. ‘Flavor’ or ‘flavour’ comes from the adoption of O.F. ‘flaur’ meaning smell. ‘Orgasm’ comes from Fr. ‘orgasme’ and mod.L. ‘orgasmus’ which means to swell as with moisture, be excited or eager and is often used in reference to a women’s sexual climax.
Source : Conversation with a friend “That steak was so juicy and tender that I think I just had a flavorgasm in my mouth” (12/01/2008)
Last modified: 3 December 2008


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