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gourmand

[ goor-mahnd, goor-muhnd ]
/ gʊərˈmɑnd, ˈgʊər mənd /
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noun

a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess.
a gourmet; epicure.

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Origin of gourmand

1400–50; late Middle English gourmaunt<Old French gormant a glutton

OTHER WORDS FROM gourmand

gour·mand·ism, noun
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gourmand

gormand

/ (ˈɡʊəmənd, French ɡurmɑ̃) /

noun

a person devoted to eating and drinking, esp to excess

Derived forms of gourmand

gourmandism, noun

Word Origin for gourmand

C15: from Old French gourmant, of uncertain origin
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