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a person who likes food and tends to eat to excess: He’s nothing more than a gourmand who eats everything in sight.
Not to be confused with:
gourmet – connoisseur of fine food and drink: His choice of wines shows that he is a gourmet.
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1. A lover of good food.
2. A person who often eats too much.
[Middle English gourmant, glutton, from Old French gormant.]
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gourmand(ˈɡʊəmənd; French ɡurmɑ̃) or
a person devoted to eating and drinking, esp to excess
[C15: from Old French gourmant, of uncertain origin]
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gour•mand(gʊərˈmɑnd, ˈgʊər mənd)
1. one who is fond of good eating, often to excess.
2. a gourmet; epicure.
[1400–50; < Old French gormant a glutton, of uncertain orig.]
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gourmand[ˈgʊəmənd] N → glotón/ona m/f
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gourmand[ˈgʊəmənd] n → buona forchetta, ghiottone/a
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