[gluht-n-uh s]


tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious.
greedy; insatiable.

Origin of gluttonous

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at glutton1, -ous
Related formsglut·ton·ous·ly, adverbglut·ton·ous·ness, nounun·glut·ton·ous, adjective
Can be confusedglutenous glutinous gluttonous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gluttonous

Contemporary Examples of gluttonous

Historical Examples of gluttonous

  • There was a gluttonous look on every face whenever it was mentioned.


    Emile Zola

  • Arcolano hesitated, and his gluttonous mouth quivered and twitched.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • When at last his gluttonous appetite was satisfied he called for another pie.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • Yet it must not be supposed that the company was gluttonous or greedy.

    Red Rooney

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • This gluttonous appetite, they say, is occasioned by the cold.

    The Great Company

    Beckles Willson

Word Origin and History for gluttonous

mid-14c.; see glutton + -ous. Related: Gluttonously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper