- a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess.
- a gourmet; epicure.
Origin of gourmand
Examples from the Web for gourmand
Beltrán Leyva, a gourmand, was savoring his tamale with its filling of roasted corn.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
They gleefully bathe in fresh entrails; they rip the limbs off human bodies like a gourmand digging into a fresh lobster.Stoker Family Values
October 30, 2009
One meal prepared for me by artist, writer, and gourmand Claude Tayag in the city of Angeles ranks with any I have ever eaten.My Year of Eating Dangerously
July 7, 2009
One is a gourmand as one is an artist, as one is learned, as one is a poet.Original Short Stories, Volume 9 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant
Nick found no difficulty in eating this—it was a dish fit for any gourmand.The Crossing
You may safely become a gourmand with respect to these wild flavors.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
I was recalling a remark you made the first evening I met you,that you were a gourmand.Meg, of Valencia
Myra Williams Jarrell
There is an advantage in belonging to this faith, as I was led to understand by a gourmand.Eighteen Months' Imprisonment
- a person devoted to eating and drinking, esp to excess
Word Origin and History for gourmand
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]