Origin of gourmand
Examples from the Web for gourmand
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.
One meal prepared for me by artist, writer, and gourmand Claude Tayag in the city of Angeles ranks with any I have ever eaten.
The London gourmand revels in snails, and the New Yorker demands frogs upon his bill of fare.Aztec Land|Maturin M. Ballou
And for this—it must be repeated, as for all the best things in the gourmand's life—one journeys to France.The Feasts of Autolycus|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
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
He was not a gourmand or libertine, he had often proudly asserted to himself.Jessamine|Marion Harland
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
British Dictionary definitions for gourmand
Word Origin for gourmand
Word Origin and History for gourmand
late 15c., "glutton," from Middle French gourmant "glutton," originally an adj., "gluttonous," of uncertain origin. Not connected with gourmet. Meaning "one fond of good eating" is from 1758.
The gourmand is one whose chief pleasure is eating; but a gourmet is a connoisseur of food and wines. In England the difference is this: a gourmand regards quantity more than quality, a gourmet quality more than quantity. [Brewer, "Dictionary of Phrase and Fable," Philadelphia, 1898]