Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lover of good food.
  • noun A person who often eats too much.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • etc. See gormand, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A greedy or ravenous eater; a glutton. See gormand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person given to excess in the consumption of food and drink; a greedy or ravenous eater. See gormand.
  • noun A person who appreciates good food.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English gourmant, glutton, from Old French gormant.]

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From French gourmand.

Examples

  • As we shall see, however, in the very act of distinguishing the gourmand from the glutton, the depiction en vignette of the gourmand also combines savant, savorer, and Savarin in one overdetermined figure, in a process of rhetorical condensation of which the glass of wine is ultimate repository.

    Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire

  • But the complete satisfaction of the gourmand is superior, and has superior side-benefits.

    Sing for your supper

  • (Keats) of the "social" gourmand is characterized by discrimination, discrimination in what he eats and in the way that he eats.

    Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire

  • But the complete satisfaction of the gourmand is superior, and has superior side-benefits.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The first thing that I must tell you is that in France, the word gourmand in no way implies gluttony.

    JOIE DE VIVRE

  • “The flipside of being a gourmand is that I’ve encountered my share of truly dreadful stuff, too — the kind of manga with such incoherent plots, unappealing characters, clumsy artwork, and tin-eared dialogue that they beg the question, Who thought this was a good idea?”

    21 « September « 2009 « The Manga Curmudgeon

  • “The flipside of being a gourmand is that I’ve encountered my share of truly dreadful stuff, too — the kind of manga with such incoherent plots, unappealing characters, clumsy artwork, and tin-eared dialogue that they beg the question, Who thought this was a good idea?”

    Shame! People will see them and cry…

  • When, for example, one of my junior staff had the temerity to ask the count if he had room for dessert, he looked at the fellow as if he were a dolt before replying, “My dear man, a gourmand is a gentleman with the talent and fortitude to continue eating even when he is not hungry.”

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • When, for example, one of my junior staff had the temerity to ask the count if he had room for dessert, he looked at the fellow as if he were a dolt before replying, “My dear man, a gourmand is a gentleman with the talent and fortitude to continue eating even when he is not hungry.”

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • When, for example, one of my junior staff had the temerity to ask the count if he had room for dessert, he looked at the fellow as if he were a dolt before replying, “My dear man, a gourmand is a gentleman with the talent and fortitude to continue eating even when he is not hungry.”

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

Comments

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  • As defined by Homer Simpson: Like a gourmet, only fatter.

    November 6, 2008