[goo r-mahnd, goo r-muh nd] /gʊərˈmɑnd, ˈgʊər mənd/
a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess.
a gourmet; epicure.
/ˈɡʊəmənd; French ɡurmɑ̃/
a person devoted to eating and drinking, esp to excess
late 15c., “glutton,” from Middle French gourmant “glutton,” originally an adj., “gluttonous,” of uncertain origin. Not connected with gourmet. Meaning “one fond of good eating” is from 1758.
The gourmand is one whose chief pleasure is eating; but a gourmet is a connoisseur of food and wines. In England the difference is this: a gourmand regards quantity more than quality, a gourmet quality more than quantity. [Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase and Fable,” Philadelphia, 1898]
[goo r-muh n-dahyz] /ˈgʊər mənˌdaɪz/ verb (used without object), gourmandized, gourmandizing. 1. to enjoy fine food and drink, especially often and in lavish quantity.
[goo r-mey, goo r-mey] /gʊərˈmeɪ, ˈgʊər meɪ/ noun 1. a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure. adjective 2. of or characteristic of a gourmet, especially in involving or purporting to involve high-quality or exotic ingredients and skilled preparation: gourmet meals; gourmet cooking. 3. elaborately equipped for the preparation of fancy, specialized, or exotic meals: […]
[goor-mawn] /gurˈmɔ̃/ noun 1. Remy de [ruh-mee duh] /rəˈmi də/ (Show IPA), 1858–1915, French critic and novelist. /French ɡurmɔ̃/ noun 1. Remy de (rəmi də). 1858–1915, French symbolist critic and novelist
[goo r-nee-uh] /ˈgʊər ni ə/ noun 1. a village in NE Crete, near the site of an excavated Minoan town and palace.