Glutton



[gluht-n] /ˈglʌt n/

noun
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; a glutton for punishment.
[gluht-n] /ˈglʌt n/
noun
1.
the wolverine, Gulo gulo, of Europe.
/ˈɡlʌtən/
noun
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
/ˈɡlʌtən/
noun
1.
another name for wolverine
n.

early 13c., from Old French gluton (Modern French glouton), from Latin gluttonem (nominative glutto) “overeater,” formed from gluttire “to swallow,” from gula “throat,” from PIE *gwele- (see glut (v.)).

(Deut. 21:20), Heb. zolel, from a word meaning “to shake out,” “to squander;” and hence one who is prodigal, who wastes his means by indulgence. In Prov. 23:21, the word means debauchees or wasters of their own body. In Prov. 28:7, the word (pl.) is rendered Authorized Version “riotous men;” Revised Version, “gluttonous.” Matt. 11:19, Luke 7:34, Greek phagos, given to eating, gluttonous.

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  • Glutton for punishment

    Someone who habitually takes on burdensome or unpleasant tasks or unreasonable amounts of work. For example, Rose agreed to organize the church fair for the third year in a row—she’s a glutton for punishment. This expression originated as a glutton for work in the late 1800s, punishment being substituted about a century later.

  • Gluttonize

    [gluht-n-ahyz] /ˈglʌt nˌaɪz/ Archaic. verb (used without object), gluttonized, gluttonizing. 1. to eat like a . verb (used with object), gluttonized, gluttonizing. 2. to feast on.



  • Gluttonous

    [gluht-n-uh s] /ˈglʌt n əs/ adjective 1. tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious. 2. greedy; insatiable. adj. mid-14c.; see glutton + -ous. Related: Gluttonously.

  • Gluttonously

    [gluht-n-uh s] /ˈglʌt n əs/ adjective 1. tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious. 2. greedy; insatiable. adj. mid-14c.; see glutton + -ous. Related: Gluttonously.



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