[goo r-mey, goo r-mey] /gʊərˈmeɪ, ˈgʊər meɪ/

a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure.
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.
elaborately equipped for the preparation of fancy, specialized, or exotic meals:
a gourmet kitchen.
/ˈɡʊəmeɪ; French ɡurmɛ/
a person who cultivates a discriminating palate for the enjoyment of good food and drink

“connoisseur in eating and drinking,” 1820, from French gourmet, altered (by influence of Middle French gourmant “glutton”) from Old French groume, originally “wine-taster, wine merchant’s servant” (in 13c. “a lad generally”), of uncertain origin. As an adjective from 1900. Cf. gourmand.


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