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This query is from a class X student in Orissa : Is foodie a formal or informal word? What is the original meaning of the word?

A person, who is keenly interested in good food and drink, especially eating, drinking and cooking, is called a foodie.

• For the first time, the word foodie was used in New York magazine by Gael Greene in a story on 2 June 1980. It is an informal word.

• You are lucky to marry foodie. Jane enjoys cooking food and you are also interested in going out for dinner frequently.

• I'm foodie. I have visited all the restaurants in the city.

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