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Origin of gourmet
Examples from the Web for gourmet
His lyrical word play contains rhymes about gourmet food more often than not.
Epicurious's iPad app is way better than the website, or the Gourmet cookbook.
But there is a pool, gourmet buffet spreads; it is its own perfect place, in a way.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’|Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts|March 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet and author of Garlic and Sapphires and other books, loves Thanksgiving.
At a meeting concerned with the green economy, gourmet food fills the tables.
Rose was like a plump partridge attracting the knife of a gourmet.An Old Maid|Honore de Balzac
But, in making this confession, I am neither gourmand nor gourmet.Windfalls|(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
Probably the last item interested and amused the General, who was no gourmet, much more than even the terrapin.The Art of Entertaining|M. E. W. Sherwood
Sad and drear were the days when the gourmet thought to feast, and the beautiful scarlet fruit had no place upon his table.The Feasts of Autolycus|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
He was a freshman, an Etonian, a "Gourmet" and a member of the Bullingdon.Sonia Between two Worlds|Stephen McKenna
Word Origin for gourmet
"connoisseur in eating and drinking," 1820, from French gourmet, altered (by influence of Middle French gourmant "glutton") from Old French groume, originally "wine-taster, wine merchant's servant" (in 13c. "a lad generally"), of uncertain origin. As an adjective from 1900. Cf. gourmand.