- a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously.
- a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something: a glutton for work; a glutton for punishment.
Origin of glutton1
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- the wolverine, Gulo gulo, of Europe.
Origin of glutton2
Examples from the Web for glutton
The Daily Pic: The Italian was such a glutton for order, he could have been the first conceptualist.Proof That Morandi Was Sol LeWitt's Teacher?
September 5, 2013
Yet the glutton was a glutton for danger as well as for fish.The Game of Rat and Dragon
A man must be a glutton for tomfoolery if he could not be satisfied with that.'Lord Kilgobbin
You'll want a beefsteak for your eye and not for your stomach, you glutton!My New Curate
Though a magnificent host, the elder Beckford was no glutton.The History of the Caliph Vathek
The wolverene, or glutton, carries off the palm for cunning from all the other animals.The Western World
- a person devoted to eating and drinking to excess; greedy person
- often ironic a person who has or appears to have a voracious appetite for somethinga glutton for punishment
- another name for wolverine
Word Origin and History for glutton
early 13c., from Old French gluton (Modern French glouton), from Latin gluttonem (nominative glutto) "overeater," formed from gluttire "to swallow," from gula "throat," from PIE *gwele- (see glut (v.)).