This woman is being a glutton.
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.
- 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- Sense 3, ultimately (perhaps via French glouton and German Vielfrass glutton, wolverine) from translation of Middle Low German vilvraz glutton, wolverine vil much vraz eater ( the word vilvraz glutton ) ( perhaps being applied to the wolverine partly in reference to its reputation for voraciousness and partly as a folk-etymological loan translation of Old Swedish filfras wolverine ) ( fil hill in the wilderness ) ( fras tomcat )
(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.