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Definition of "glutton" []

  • A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink. (noun)
  • A person with an inordinate capacity to receive or withstand something: a glutton for punishment. (noun)
  • See wolverine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glutton" in a sentence
  • "Gourmand has taken on an even fancier ring than gourmet, while the word glutton can be applied only to someone who eats an enormous amount of food at one sitting — usually cheap food, and with the standard of what constitutes “enormous” revised upward each year for obvious reasons."
  • "- If you are a habitual consumer of little cakes, it will jump out in front of you and call you, “fatty!” and you will be plagued every day of your life by being called a glutton and a pig."
  • "In a society where food is scarce, the glutton is a wasteful menace."