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glutton

Noun

1 a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess [syn: gourmand, trencherman]
2 wolverine of northern Eurasia [syn: Gulo gulo, wolverine]

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English

Etymology

glotoun, glotun, glouton, from gluto, glutto.

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.
    "A glutton monastery in former ages makes a hungry ministry in our days." -Fuller.

Quotations

Noun

  1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer.
  2. One who gluts himself.
    "Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy." -Granville.
  3. A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo), of the family Mustelidæ, about the size of a large badger. It was formerly believed to be inordinately voracious, whence the name; the wolverine. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.

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Translations

one who eats voraciously
one who gluts himself
zoology

Verb

  1. To glut; to eat voraciously.
    "Gluttoned at last, return at home to pine." -Lovelace.
    "Whereon in Egypt gluttoning they fed." -Drayton.

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Extensive Definition

Glutton may refer to:
  • One who over-indulges in and over-consumes food, drink, or intoxicants to the point of waste. See Gluttony
  • Another name for the wolverine

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Brillat-Savarin, Cape polecat, Lucullus, ape, bar, bear, belly-god, board-and-roomer, boarder, bon vivant, cannibal, carnivore, cavy, chimp, chimpanzee, connoisseur of food, consumer, coon, cormorant, diner, diner-out, eater, eater-out, epicure, feeder, ferret, flesh-eater, foumart, fruitarian, gannet, gastronome, gorger, gormand, gormandizer, gourmand, gourmandizer, gourmet, grain-eater, graminivore, granivore, greedy eater, greedygut, greedyguts, groundhog, guinea pig, guttler, hedgehog, herbivore, high liver, hog, hungry mouth, husky eater, lactovegetarian, luncher, man-eater, meat-eater, monk, monkey, mousehound, mouth, omnivore, omophagist, opossum, pantophagist, phytophage, picnicker, pig, plant-eater, polecat, porcupine, possum, prairie dog, predacean, quill pig, raccoon, skunk, trencherman, trencherwoman, vegetarian, weasel, whistle-pig, wolverine, woodchuck, zoril
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