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gour·met

 (go͝or-mā′, go͝or′mā′)
n.
A connoisseur of fine food and drink.
adj.
Being of a standard suitable for or characteristic of a gourmet: a gourmet meal; a gourmet kitchen.

[French, from Old French, alteration (influenced by gourmand, glutton) of groumet, servant, valet in charge of wines, from Middle English grom, boy, valet.]

gourmet

(ˈɡʊəmeɪ; French ɡurmɛ)
n
a person who cultivates a discriminating palate for the enjoyment of good food and drink
[C19: from French, from Old French gromet serving boy]

gour•met

(gʊərˈmeɪ, ˈgʊər meɪ)

n.
1. a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure.
adj.
2. of, characteristic of, or designed for gourmets.
3. of or involving fancy or exotic foods.
[1810–20; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gourmet - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)gourmet - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality

gourmet

adjective
1. gastronomic, epicurean They share a love of gourmet cooking.
noun
1. connoisseur, foodie (informal), bon vivant (French), epicure, gastronome coquilles Saint-Jacques - a gourmet's delight
Translations
ذَوّاقه ، ذَوّاق الأكل
gurmánlabužník
gourmet
ínyenc
sælkeri
グルメ美食家食通
gurmanassmaguris
gardēdis
labužník
damak titizi

gourmet

[ˈgʊəmeɪ]
A. Ngastrónomo/a m/f
B. ADJ [food, dinner] → de gastronomía
gourmet cookingla gastronomía

gourmet

[ˈgʊərmeɪ]
ngourmet m, gastronome mf
modif [meal, dinner, food] → gastronomique

gourmet

nFeinschmecker(in) m(f), → Gourmet m

gourmet

[ˈgʊəmeɪ] ngourmet m inv, buongustaio/a

gourmet

(ˈguəmei) noun
a person who enjoys and knows a lot about good food and wines.
References in classic literature ?
I speak not of the finicking joy of the gourmet, but the joy of an honest appetite in ecstasy, the elemental joy of absorbing quantities of fresh simple food,--mere roast lamb, new potatoes, and peas of living green.
Rose was like a plump partridge attracting the knife of a gourmet.
Father Brown gathered, from the course of the conversation, that Cray, the other gourmet, had to leave before the usual lunch-time; but that Putnam, his host, not to be done out of a final feast with an old crony, had arranged for a special dejeuner to be set out and consumed in the course of the morning, while Audrey and other graver persons were at morning service.
The acquaintance, a gentleman of uncertain breed, equally willing, was chewing Bill's paw with the gusto of a gourmet.
Well, now we have a restaurant in Woodland Hills (previously Jezebel, Mo's and Stanley's) that suggests its pizzas are for gourmets, using the word ``gourmet'' as an adjective in its title, Troubadours Gourmet Pizza.
Although Nielsen says that flavored coffees are big sellers in some areas, she sees movement toward an appreciation of traditional gourmets.
In November 1997, the Company introduced the recently resurrected Gourmet's Choice gourmet coffee, the "World's Most Expensive Coffee," for the 1997 Holiday Season.
a leading eBusiness software and services company, announced today the partnership with Branded Events and launch of the Cherry Creek North Gourmet Series (www.
The Company is also introducing Gourmet's Choice(R) gourmet coffee, the "world's most expensive coffee" for the 1997 Holiday Season.
This year, Reed Exhibition's National Hardware Show(R) and George Little Management, LLC's (GLM) Las Vegas Gourmet Housewares Show(TM) will present more than 3,000 exhibitors of home improvement products and gourmet housewares, in a combined total of 700,000 net square feet of exhibit space.
Viceroy Santa Monica will host Gourmet magazine's West Coast celebration of its annual June grilling issue with "Gourmet on Fire," a poolside event on Saturday, June 26, from 1 p.