Definitions for gourmetgʊərˈmeɪ, ˈgʊər meɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gour•metgʊərˈmeɪ, ˈgʊər meɪ(n.)

  1. a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure.

  2. (adj.)of, characteristic of, or designed for gourmets.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. of or involving fancy or exotic foods.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of gourmet:

1810–20; < F

Princeton's WordNet

  1. epicure, gourmet, gastronome, bon vivant, epicurean, foodie(noun)

    a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

Wiktionary

  1. gourmet(Noun)

    A connoisseur in eating and drinking. Also called a foodie, a gourmet is someone who takes their food considerably more seriously than most. Some might say that they live to eat rather than eating to live. They appreciate fine quality of food. Gourmets started the Slow Food movement.

  2. gourmet(Adjective)

    fine

  3. Origin: 1820, from gourmet, from gourmet, from groumet "wine broker, valet in charge of wines, servant" from grommes "manservant", of origin, from grom "boy, valet, servant", of unknown origin, perhaps from * "male child, boy, youth" from growan "to grow". More at groom.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gourmet(noun)

    a connoisseur in eating and drinking; an epicure

Freebase

  1. Gourmet

    Gourmet is a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink, or haute cuisine, which is characterised by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses. The term and its associated practices are usually used positively to describe people of refined taste and passion.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gourmet(noun)

a person who enjoys and knows a lot about good food and wines.

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