Definition of Gourmet

1. Noun. A person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink).

Exact synonyms: Bon Vivant, Epicure, Epicurean, Foodie, Gastronome
Generic synonyms: Sensualist
Derivative terms: Epicurean, Epicurean



Definition of Gourmet

1. n. A connoisseur in eating and drinking; an epicure.

Definition of Gourmet

1. Adjective. (context: of food) fine ¹

2. Noun. A connoisseur in eating and drinking, someone who takes their food considerably more seriously than most. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gourmet

1. a connoisseur of fine food and drink [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gourmet

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gourmand
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gourmandism
gourmandisms
gourmandize
gourmandized
gourmandizer
gourmandizers
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gourmandizing
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gourmet (current term)
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gournets
gousan
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gousset
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goustier
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Literary usage of Gourmet

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1. Strategic Directions in Supermarket Deli-Prepared Foods by John W. Allen (1990)
"gourmet Cheese gourmet cheese currently averages about 6 percent of overall ... Nearly 75 percent of operators reported gourmet cheese sales ranging from 1 ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"As a raconteur as well as an accomplished gourmet he had already attained prominence within a select circle when, by a well- turned remark, he became the ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"For other questions involving this verb, see GET, HAVE GOT. gourmand, gourmet These similar words have dissimilar histories. Gourmand was a synonym for ..."

4. Parisian Sights and French Principles, Seen Through American Spectacles by James Jackson Jarves (1855)
"The diners are in rapid circulation, dividing their attention and purses between the localities so firmly fixed in the gastronomic memory of every " gourmet ..."

5. Student and Singer: The Reminiscences of Charles Santley by Charles Santley (1892)
"Death of JC Tully, Composer, Conductor, and gourmet—A Bumptious Yankee Tenor—'La Gazza Ladra'—Florid Singing—Decadence of the Florid ..."

6. Kettner's Book of the Table: A Manual of Cookery, Practical, Theoretical by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1877)
"That, however, is a great fault in a gourmet, and it is a fault which is much too common in England. Napoleon lost the two great battles of Borodino and ..."

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