gourmand

[ goo r-mahnd, goo r-muh nd ]
/ gʊərˈmɑnd, ˈgʊər mənd /

noun

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

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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Examples from the Web for gourmandism

  • His gourmandism was a highly agreeable trait; and to hear him talk of roast-meat was as appetizing as a pickle or an oyster.

    The Scarlet Letter|Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • As soon as he had appeased his appetite, or his gourmandism, he went to look to the economy of the establishment.

    Trevethlan: (Vol 2 of 3)|William Davy Watson

British Dictionary definitions for gourmandism

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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