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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.
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Adv.1.gluttonously - in a gluttonous manner; "this man eats gluttonously!"
References in classic literature ?
Brutus gluttonously watered at the mouth; and the tongue of Cassius, protruding in unutterable expectation, smoked again between his enormous jaws.
We must not resume eating gluttonously and wastefully.
The lyrical bacillus gluttonously devours everything it encounters.
Hunting was a favorite activity of the gluttonously excessive and often cruel Roman elite.