A Word A Day : Glutton

Tuesday, 6th November 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : glútt'n

1. somebody who habitually eats or drinks too much

2. greedy person

3. a person with an inordinate capacity to receive or withstand something


13th century - Via Old French - Latin glutton - gluttire to swallow - gula throat


gourmand, gourmandizer, trencherman,eater, feeder

Contextual Example:

• I'm not a glutton, like Cecilia--but I'm afraid I shall want some lunch.

Related Words :

1. gluttonous: Adverb

2. gluttonously: Noun

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