Definition of Gourmand

1. Noun. A person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess.

Exact synonyms: Glutton, Gourmandizer, Trencherman
Generic synonyms: Eater, Feeder
Derivative terms: Gluttonize, Gluttonous, Gourmandize, Gourmandize



Definition of Gourmand

1. n. A greedy or ravenous eater; a glutton. See Gormand.

Definition of Gourmand

1. Noun. A person given to excess in the consumption of food and drink; a greedy or ravenous eater. See gormand. ¹

2. Noun. A person who appreciates good food. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gourmand

1. one who loves to eat [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gourmand

gourd tree
gourd vine
gourde
gourder
gourders
gourdes
gourdful
gourdier
gourdiest
gourdiness
gourdlike
gourds
gourdworm
gourdworms
gourdy
gourmand (current term)
gourmandise
gourmandised
gourmandises
gourmandising
gourmandism
gourmandisms
gourmandize
gourmandized
gourmandizer
gourmandizers
gourmandizes
gourmandizing
gourmands
gourmet

Literary usage of Gourmand

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1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English by Charles John Smith (1893)
"As the epicure is to the gourmand, so is the VOLUPTUARY ( Lat. ... That great gourmand, fmt Арена.' Bra ..."

2. Reminiscences, Chiefly of Towns, Villages and Schools by Thomas Mozley (1885)
"THERE was the town gourmand, an unfortunate attorney cursed with a fastidious taste, and probably a diseased liver, who every morning went the round of the ..."

3. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"Most of these conjectures may be traced to Menage on gourmand. To these we may add, that in the old romance language gorre meant a sow, See Roquefort. ..."

4. Writing of Today: Models of Journalistic Prose by John William Cunliffe, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1922)
"A enjoyed that selfish credulity which an curious drone was in the air ; it was the able-bodied gourmand feels when he is monster breathing. ..."

5. The Englishwoman in Russia: Impressions of the Society and Manners of the by A lady (1855)
"... anecdote—Wealthy serfs—Recklessness of the nobles—Selling slaves—The cook and his sorrows—Anecdotes—Serf apprentices—The old gourmand— A good bargain ..."

6. Ten Months Among the Tents of the Tuski: With Incidents of an Arctic Boat by William Hulme Hooper (1853)
"A diminutive gourmand.—Re-enter the Arctic Ocean.—Garry Island.—Ice Blink.—Pelly Island.—A change of Climate.—Discover New Islands.—An Esquimaux Hamlet. ..."

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