- excessive eating and drinking.
Origin of gluttony
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Examples from the Web for gluttony
But with unlimited access to the luxurious sandwiches, piled high with glistening meat, a buttery apocalypse of gluttony unfolded.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered
June 7, 2014
The sheer size and length of the feast and our own gluttony had saved us from walking straight into an ambush.The Last Days of the Americans in Afghanistan
April 21, 2013
Thanksgiving is about sloth and gluttony, as well as a dash of envy and greed.Eat Turkey All You Want! It’s Not Going to Put You to Sleep
November 22, 2012
Each January, we are reminded of the gluttony with which we enjoyed December.The Perfect Ceviche
January 5, 2010
As for me, I felt a kind of gluttony for every delight that gold can purchase.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
Nevertheless, the chevalier frowned, rather from pride than gluttony.A Romance of the West Indies
Mental culture is not fostered by gluttony, but gluttony is indulged in at the expense of mental culture.No Animal Food
Rupert H. Wheldon
There is a chapter on Gluttony—and who was ever more than a little exhilarated after dinner?The Ship of Fools, Volume 1
In 'Henry IV.,' he says, 'the cook helps to make the gluttony.'
- the act or practice of eating to excess
Word Origin and History for gluttony
c.1200, glutunie, from Old French glutonie, from gluton "glutton" (see glutton). Gluttonry recorded from late 12c.