Complete Definition of "gourmand"

English

Etymology
from French

Pronunciation
(Francophone) IPA|/ˈgʊʁmɑ̃/
RP IPA|/ˈgʊəmənd/

Noun
gourmand (plural gourmands)

  1. a person given to excess in the consumption of food and drink. A greedy or ravenous eater; a glutton. See gormand.

#:That great gourmand, fat Apicius - Ben Jonson

  1. a person who appreciates good food. (Usage note: Some people feel this is an erroneous usage and should be gourmet for this sense.)

Translations

Bulgarian: лакомник
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French

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /ɡuʁ.mɑ̃/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /guR.mA~/

Adjective
fr-infl-adj|smgourmand|sfgourmande|pmgourmands|pfgourmandes|smpɡuʁ.mɑ̃|sfpɡuʁ.mɑ̃d|pmpɡuʁ.mɑ̃|pfpɡuʁ.mɑ̃d
gourmand m (f gourmande, m plural gourmands, f plural gourmandes)

  1. eating a lot
  2. (Modern): having a love for good food, demanding of food quality

Noun
fr-infl-noun|smgourmand|sfgourmande|pmgourmands|pfgourmandes|smpɡuʁ.mɑ̃|sfpɡuʁ.mɑ̃d|pmpɡuʁ.mɑ̃|pfpɡuʁ.mɑ̃d

  1. a person who is gourmand.

Usage notes
The French and English usages of this word are false friends. While the English word has evolved to emphasize the excesses of a gourmand, the French word has become more associated with refined tastes in food. See also gourmet which has considerable overlap with the present word.

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