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Definition of "gourmand" []

  • A lover of good food. (noun)
  • A gluttonous eater. See Usage Note at gourmet. (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 "gourmand" in a sentence
  • "But the complete satisfaction of the gourmand is superior, and has superior side-benefits."
  • "(Keats) of the "social" gourmand is characterized by discrimination, discrimination in what he eats and in the way that he eats."
  • "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."