glutton


glutton

noun

  1. a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously.
  2. a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something: a glutton for work; a glutton for punishment.

noun

  1. the wolverine, Gulo gulo, of Europe.

noun

  1. a person devoted to eating and drinking to excess; greedy person
  2. often ironic a person who has or appears to have a voracious appetite for somethinga glutton for punishment

noun

  1. another name for wolverine
n.

early 13c., from Old French gluton (Modern French glouton), from Latin gluttonem (nominative glutto) “overeater,” formed from gluttire “to swallow,” from gula “throat,” from PIE *gwele- (see glut (v.)).

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