Complete Definition of "glutton"

English

Etymology
OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, from L. gluto, glutto.

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Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÊtÉn|-ÊtÉn

Adjective
en-adj

  1. gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.

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

Quotations
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1500s=1597

1597 â w:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, s:The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth|2 Henry IV i 3
:So, so, thou common dog, didst thou disgorge<br>Thy glutton bosom of the royal Richard

Noun
en-noun

  1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer.
  2. figurative One who gluts himself.

#:"Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy." -Granville.

  1. zoology A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo), of the family Mustelidae|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.

Quotations
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1800s=1860 1878

c.1860 â w:Emily Dickinson|Emily Dickinson, s:Hope_is_a_subtle_Glutton_--|Hope is a subtle Glutton
:Hope is a subtle Glutton / He feeds upon the Fair
1878 â w:Thomas Hardy|Thomas Hardy, s:The Return of the Native|The Return of the Native
:"A good few indeed, my man," replied the captain. "Yes, you may make away with a deal of money and be neither drunkard nor glutton."

Translations
trans-top|one who eats voraciously
German: Vielfraà m
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trans-top|one who gluts himself
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trans-top|zoology
German: Vielfraà m
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See also
glutton for punishment

Verb
en-verb

  1. obsolete To glut; to eat voraciously.

#:"Gluttoned at last, return at home to pine." -Lovelace.
#:"Whereon in Egypt gluttoning they fed." -Drayton.

Quotations
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1500s=1598

1598 â w:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, s:Sonnet 75 (Shakespeare)|Sonnet 75
:Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day, / Or gluttoning on all, or all away.

Related terms
gluttonous
gluttonously
gluttony

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