- The definition of a glutton is someone who is very eager for something, or who cannot get enough of something, or who eats an excessive amount.
An example of a glutton is a person who keeps going back for second, third and fourth helpings and who eats way more than his share.
This woman is being a glutton.
- a person who greedily eats too much
- a person with a great capacity for something: a glutton for work
Origin of gluttontransl. of Ger vielfrass, lit., great devourer wolverine
Origin of gluttonMiddle English glotoun ; from Old French gloton ; from Classical Latin gluto, glutto ; from glutire, gluttire, to devour, akin to gula, gullet
- A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink.
- A person with an inordinate capacity to receive or withstand something: a glutton for punishment.
- See wolverine.
Origin of gluttonMiddle English glotoun, from Old French gloton, from Latin gluttō, gluttōn-.
(comparative more glutton, superlative most glutton)
- One who eats voraciously, obsessively, or to excess; a gormandizer.
- "Such a glutton would eat until his belly hurts."
- (figuratively) One who consumes voraciously, obsessively, or to excess
- (zoology) 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.
(third-person singular simple present gluttons, present participle gluttoning, simple past and past participle gluttoned)
- (obsolete) To glut; to eat voraciously.
- "Gluttoned at last, return at home to pine." -Lovelace.
- "Whereon in Egypt gluttoning they fed." -Drayton.
From Old French gloton, gluton, from Latin gluto, glutonis.