Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “comfort eating”

comfort eating

noun [U] uk   us  
eating because you are feeling worried or upset and not because you are hungryDiets and dietingEatingBiting, chewing and swallowingEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
comfort-eat
verb [I] uk   us  
Diets and dietingEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
(Definition of comfort eating from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of comfort eating?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More