verb (used with object), glut·ted, glut·ting.

verb (used without object), glut·ted, glut·ting.

to eat to satiety or to excess.


Origin of glut

1275–1325; Middle English gluten, back formation from glutun glutton1
Related formsglut·ting·ly, adverbo·ver·glut, verb (used with object), o·ver·glut·ted, o·ver·glut·ting.un·glut·ted, adjective

Synonyms for glut Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for glutted

Historical Examples of glutted

  • Then, glutted with the feast, he crept away to lick his bruises and recover from the fray.

  • A madness of hate seized on us; we glutted our appetites to the very gorge.

    John Splendid

    Neil Munro

  • The truth is, I fear, that the market has been glutted and the business overdone.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska

    Charles Warren Stoddard

  • Our eyes are ever glutted with the wonders of the sky, and of the lights which are shed around us.

  • It is in the names of Liberty and Brotherhood that the prisons will reek, and the headsman be glutted.


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for glutted



an excessive amount, as in the production of a crop, often leading to a fall in price
the act of glutting or state of being glutted

verb gluts, glutting or glutted (tr)

to feed or supply beyond capacity
to supply (a market) with a commodity in excess of the demand for it
to cram full or choke upto glut a passage
Derived Formsgluttingly, adverb

Word Origin for glut

C14: probably from Old French gloutir, from Latin gluttīre; see glutton 1
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Word Origin and History for glutted



1530s, "a gulp," from glut (v.). Meaning "condition of being full or sated" is 1570s; mercantile sense is first recorded 1590s.



early 14c., "to swallow too much; to feed to repletion," probably from Old French gloter "to swallow, gulp down," from Latin gluttire "swallow, gulp down," from PIE root *gwele- "to swallow" (cf. Russian glot "draught, gulp"). Related: Glutted; glutting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

glutted in Culture


An oversupply of goods on the market.

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