over-refined or self-indulgent, esp. in regard to diet; feeding or eating daintily; delicate, fastidious, finicky ...1625 obs. rare
a person of over-refined or self-indulgent tastes; a delicate person, a dainty eater ...1623 obs. rare
from ancient Greek ἁβροδίαιτος (Habrodiaetus - living delicately) from ἁβρός (habros - graceful, delicate)+ δίαιτα (diet - course of life, way of living or thinking) + -ical
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1623 - Abrodieticall, a delicate person
From: The English Dictionarie; Or, An Interpreter of Hard English Words
- Henry Cockeram
"...Court. Madam, I am a decay Gentleman dat now profess Dancing.
Mrs. Sneak. Good lack a day, what pity 'tis such an abrodietical Person should want wherewith to accrew. But pray go on Sir..."
From: A Very Good Wife a Comedy, as it is Acted by Their Majesties Servants at the Theatre-Royal
- George Powell, 1693