Glutton meaning

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A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink.
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A person who greedily eats too much.
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A person with a great capacity for something.

A glutton for work.

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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.

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Gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.

"A glutton monastery in former ages makes a hungry ministry in our days." -Fuller.

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"Such a glutton would eat until his belly hurts."

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(figuratively) One who consumes voraciously, obsessively, or to excess.
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(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.
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(obsolete) 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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A person with an inordinate capacity to receive or withstand something.

A glutton for punishment.

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Origin of glutton

  • Middle English glotoun from Old French gloton from Latin gluttō gluttōn-

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French gloton, gluton, from Latin gluto, glutonis.

    From Wiktionary