Meaning of GLUTTON in English


I. ˈglət ə n noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English glotoun, from Old French gloton, from Latin glutton-, glutto; akin to Old English ceole throat, Old High German kela, Latin gula throat, gluttire to swallow, Greek delear bait, Russian glotat' to swallow, gulp


a. : one that eats too much : one given to excessive eating and drinking : one that gluts


(1) : one that greedily or excessively indulges in something as if voraciously devouring it

gluttons of morning air — Christopher Morley

a glutton of books

a literary glutton

(2) : one that has a great capacity for accepting or enduring something

a glutton for work

a glutton for punishment


[translation of German vielfrass ]

: wolverine 1a ; especially : one occurring in the Old World

Synonyms: see epicure

II. adjective

Etymology: Middle English glotoun, from glotoun, n.

archaic : gluttonous

III. verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: glutton (I)

archaic : glut

IV. noun

also glutton bird

( -s )

Etymology: glutton (I)

: giant petrel

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