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glutton

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glut·ton  (glŭt′n)
n.
1. A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink.
2. A person with an inordinate capacity to receive or withstand something: a glutton for punishment.
3. See wolverine.

[Middle English glotoun, from Old French gloton, from Latin gluttō, gluttōn-.]

glutton (ˈɡlʌtən)
n
1. a person devoted to eating and drinking to excess; greedy person
2. a person who has or appears to have a voracious appetite for something: a glutton for punishment.
[C13: from Old French glouton, from Latin glutto, from gluttīre to swallow]
ˈgluttonous adj ˈgluttonously adv
glut•ton (ˈglʌt n)

n.
1. a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously.
2. a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something: a glutton for work.
[1175–1225; < Old French glouton < Latin gluttōnem, acc. of gluttō,glūtō glutton, akin to glūtīre to gulp down]

glutton - Comes from Latin glutire, "to swallow."
See also related terms for swallow.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.glutton - a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excessglutton - a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
eater, feeder - someone who consumes food for nourishment
2.glutton - musteline mammal of northern Eurasiaglutton - musteline mammal of northern Eurasia
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals

glutton
noun gourmand, gorger, gannet (slang), gobbler, pig (informal) He's a real glutton when it comes to junk food.
Translations
glutton [ˈglʌtn] Nglotón/ona m/fcomilón/ona m/f
glutton for worktrabajador(a) m/f incansable
glutton for punishmentmasoquista mf

glutton [ˈglʌtən] nglouton(ne) m/f
a glutton for work → un bourreau de travail
to be a glutton for punishment → être masochiste

glutton
nVielfraß m (also Zool); to be a glutton for workein Arbeitstier ntsein (inf); she’s a glutton for punishmentsie ist die reinste Masochistin (inf)

glutton [ˈglʌtn] ngoloso/a, ghiottone/a
a glutton for work → uno/a stacanovista, un(a) patito/a del lavoro
a glutton for punishment → un(a) masochista

glutton (ˈglatən) noun
1. a person who eats too much. That child is fat because he is such a glutton.
2. a person who is always eager for more of something usually unpleasant. He's a glutton for work.
ˈgluttony noun
greediness in eating.


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