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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-. Sense 3, ultimately (perhaps via French glouton and German Vielfrass, glutton, wolverine) from translation of Middle Low German vilvraz, glutton, wolverine : vil, much + vraz, eater (the word vilvraz, glutton, perhaps being applied to the wolverine partly in reference to its reputation for voraciousness and partly as a folk-etymological loan translation of Old Swedish filfras, wolverine : fil, hill in the wilderness + fras, tomcat).]

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.