Gourmand meaning

go͝or-mänd', go͝or'mənd
A lover of good food.
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A person who often eats too much.
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The definition of a gourmand is a gourmet, or a person who enjoys good food and drink.

An example of a gourmand is someone who has no problem spending $200 for a meal at a Michelin star restaurant.

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A glutton.
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A person with a hearty liking for good food and drink and a tendency to indulge in them to excess.
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A person given to excess in the consumption of food and drink; a greedy or ravenous eater.

That great gourmand, fat Apicius – Ben Jonson.

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A person who appreciates good food.
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Origin of gourmand

  • Middle English gourmant glutton from Old French gormant
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French gourmand.
    From Wiktionary