[ goor-mahnd, goor-muhnd ]
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  1. a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess.

  2. a gourmet; epicure.

Origin of gourmand

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

Other words from gourmand

  • gour·mand·ism, noun

Words Nearby gourmand

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How to use gourmand in a sentence

  • Beltrán Leyva, a gourmand, was savoring his tamale with its filling of roasted corn.

  • They gleefully bathe in fresh entrails; they rip the limbs off human bodies like a gourmand digging into a fresh lobster.

    Stoker Family Values | Matthew Shaer | October 30, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Or in this case, Rib gourmand: short ribs have become synonymous with long cooking.

    Best of the Best | Cookstr.com | October 6, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • 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 | Simon Majumdar | July 7, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • He knew Lebel was a gallant and a gourmand, and he was anxious to please him in all senses at once.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry | Baron Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
  • "The most delicious pate de foie," urged Lawyer Ball, who was a regular gourmand.

    East Lynne | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Here is a repast which Dame Nature pays for and which would satisfy, I am sure, the greatest gourmand.

  • When an ant has discovered any rich prey, far from enjoying it alone, like a gourmand, it invites all its companions to the feast.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier
  • And there, believe me, is one of the charms of travel, even to the man who is not a gourmand.

    Under the Chinese Dragon | F. S. Brereton

British Dictionary definitions for gourmand



/ (ˈɡʊəmənd, French ɡurmɑ̃) /

  1. a person devoted to eating and drinking, esp to excess

Origin of gourmand

C15: from Old French gourmant, of uncertain origin

Derived forms of gourmand

  • gourmandism, noun

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