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ˈglʌt nglut·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glutton, gourmand, gourmandizer, trenchermannoun

    a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

  2. glutton, Gulo gulo, wolverinenoun

    musteline mammal of northern Eurasia


  1. Gluttonnoun

    (Zool.) A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo formerly Gulo luscus), of the weasel family Mustelid


  1. gluttonnoun

    One who eats voraciously, obsessively, or to excess; a gormandizer.

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

  2. gluttonnoun

    One who consumes voraciously, obsessively, or to excess

  3. gluttonnoun

    A carnivorous mammal , 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.

  4. gluttonverb

    To glut; to eat voraciously.

  5. gluttonadjective

    gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.

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

  6. Etymology: gloton, gluton, from gluto.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gluttonnoun

    Etymology: glouton, French, from glutio, Latin, to swallow.

    The Chinese eat horseflesh at this day, and some gluttons have used to have catsflesh baked. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Through Macer’s gullet she runs down,
    When the vile glutton dines alone;
    And, void of modesty and thought,
    She follows Bibo’s endless draught. Matthew Prior.

    The rest bring home in state the happy pair
    To that last scene of bliss, and leave them there;
    All those free joys insatiably to prove,
    With which rich beauty feasts the glutton love. Abraham Cowley.

    Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy,
    Their fatal arts so impiously employ. George Granville.


  1. glutton

    A glutton is a person who regularly eats and drinks excessively, showing a high level of greed or inclination towards overindulgence. The term can also apply to someone who has a remarkably high capacity or great enthusiasm for something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gluttonnoun

    one who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer

  2. Gluttonnoun

    fig.: One who gluts himself

  3. Gluttonnoun

    a carnivorous mammal (Gulo luscus), of the family Mustelidae, about the size of a large badger. It was formerly believed to be inordinately voracious, whence the name; the wolverene. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia

  4. Gluttonadjective

    gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing

  5. Glutton

    to glut; to eat voraciously

  6. Etymology: [OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, fr. L. gluto, glutto. See Glut.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glutton

    glut′n, n. one who eats to excess: a popular name of the wolverine, a carnivorous quadruped of the weasel family.—v.i. Glutt′onise, to eat to excess, like a glutton.—adjs. Glutt′onous, Glutt′onish, given to, or consisting in, gluttony.—adv. Glutt′onously.—n. Glutt′ony, excess in eating. [Fr. glouton—L. gluton-emgluttīre, to devour.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. glutton

    A poor man who eats too much, as contradistinguished from a gourmand, who is a rich man who "lives well."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glutton in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glutton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of glutton in a Sentence

  1. Jimmy Kimmel:

    The rest of the week I'm a glutton — pizza and pasta and steak.

  2. Erma Bombeck:

    I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food.

  3. Josh Billings:

    The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.

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