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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-.]

glut′ton·ous (glŭt′n-əs) adj.
glut′ton·ous·ly adv.

glutton

(ˈɡlʌtən)
n
1. a person devoted to eating and drinking to excess; greedy person
2. often ironic 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, ˈgluttonish adj
ˈgluttonously adv

glutton

(ˈɡlʌtən)
n
(Animals) another name for wolverine
[C17: from glutton1, apparently translating German Vielfrass great eater]

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
أكولشَرِه، نَهِم
nenasytažrout
ædedolken hund efter
ahmaahmattimässäilijä
ég a munka a keze alatt
átvagl, mathákurmaîur sem aldrei fær nóg
besotisėdrumasėdrūnasrajūnas
negausisrīma
nenažranecneúnavný pracovníkžrút
doymak bilmeyenobur

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.
References in classic literature ?
When he did awake he felt very hungry and turned to eat his bread, but his brothers cried out, 'You ate your loaf in your sleep, you glutton, and you may starve as long as you like, but you won't get a scrap of ours.
Is it something to eat, glutton and gormandiser that thou art?
Like many other human beings, this lad hadn't stuff enough in him for more than one vice; he was a glutton.
Then I should have chosen a career for myself, I should have been a sluggard and a glutton, not a simple one, but, for instance, one with sympathies for everything sublime and beautiful.
Now there came a certain common tramp who used to go begging all over the city of Ithaca, and was notorious as an incorrigible glutton and drunkard.
exclaimed Hunsden, as the servant closed the door, "what a glutton you are; man
And the immense stack of straw where in the morning there had been nothing, appeared as the FAECES of the same buzzing red glutton.
I'm not a glutton, like Cecilia--but I'm afraid I shall want some lunch.
He was a glutton for gore, was this little, whiskered, gray monkey, so long as it was the gore of others-- a typical fight fan was the graybeard.
This is indeed more properly hunger; and as no glutton is ashamed to apply the word love to his appetite, and to say he LOVES such and such dishes; so may the lover of this kind, with equal propriety, say, he HUNGERS after such and such women.
If only I had been a glutton now, a club gourmand, but you see I can eat this.
But among these gluttons Ra Undreundre ranked highest.