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gʊərˈmeɪ, ˈgʊər meɪgourmet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. epicure, gourmet, gastronome, bon vivant, epicurean, foodienoun

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


  1. gourmetnoun

    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. gourmetadjective


  3. Etymology: 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. Gourmetnoun

    a connoisseur in eating and drinking; an epicure

  2. Etymology: [F.]


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gourmet in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gourmet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gourmet in a Sentence

  1. Mario Barnard:

    A couple of months ago I met Jean and Leah (of Gourmet Grubb) and they've got the same problem as me, where we don't like the insect as it is in its whole form, so we decided to do it in a powder form and make gourmet dishes.

  2. Fabrice:

    To be thought to be a moron to the eyes of an idiot is a gourmet's sensual delight!

  3. Henry Thompson:

    This could be anything from being sure that the specialty dietary gourmet pet food is the right flavor or brand to making sure that the pet's seat is properly set up for flight, inflight puppy massage, inflight grooming, and real grass turf poop and pee boxes are some of the other luxuries that pampered pets may experience.

  4. Nora Ephron:

    Whenever I get married I start buying Gourmet Magazine.

  5. Jeremiah Wheeler:

    We need to vote, i don't want to offer any more reasons on why not to vote, whether I feel we're getting the gourmet meal that we rightfully deserve or we're getting some fast food. Participation is key.

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