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chowhound

[chou-hound] /ˈtʃaʊˌhaʊnd/
noun, Slang.
1.
a person who eats food in large quantities or with great gusto; glutton.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; chow1 + hound1
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chow hound

noun phrase

A person keenly and actively interested in eating; glutton (1920s+ Army)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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