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gourmet

[ goor-mey, goor-mey ]
/ gʊərˈmeɪ, ˈgʊər meɪ /
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noun
a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure.
adjective
of or characteristic of a gourmet, especially in involving or purporting to involve high-quality or exotic ingredients and skilled preparation: gourmet meals; gourmet cooking.
elaborately equipped for the preparation of fancy, specialized, or exotic meals: a gourmet kitchen.
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Origin of gourmet

1810–20; <French; Old French gromet, grommes valet (especially of a wine merchant)
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British Dictionary definitions for gourmet

gourmet
/ (ˈɡʊəmeɪ, French ɡurmɛ) /

noun
a person who cultivates a discriminating palate for the enjoyment of good food and drink

Word Origin for gourmet

C19: from French, from Old French gromet serving boy
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