1 [gluht-n]
a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously.
a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something: a glutton for work; a glutton for punishment.

1175–1225; Middle English glutun < Old French glouton < Latin gluttōn- (stem of gluttō), variant of glūtō glutton, akin to glūtīre to gulp down

1. gourmand; gastronome; chowhound. Unabridged


2 [gluht-n]
the wolverine, Gulo gulo, of Europe.

1665–75; translation of German Vielfrass, equivalent to viel much + frass eating, derivative of fressen (of animals) to eat Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
glutton1 (ˈɡlʌtən)
1.  a person devoted to eating and drinking to excess; greedy person
2.  ironic often a person who has or appears to have a voracious appetite for something: a glutton for punishment
[C13: from Old French glouton, from Latin glutto, from gluttīre to swallow]

glutton2 (ˈɡlʌtən)
another name for wolverine
[C17: from glutton1, apparently translating German Vielfrass great eater]

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., from O.Fr. gluton, from L. gluttonem, acc. of glutto "overeater," formed from gluttire "to swallow," from gula "throat," from PIE *gel-.
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Bible Dictionary

Glutton definition

(Deut. 21:20), Heb. zolel, from a word meaning "to shake out," "to squander;" and hence one who is prodigal, who wastes his means by indulgence. In Prov. 23:21, the word means debauchees or wasters of their own body. In Prov. 28:7, the word (pl.) is rendered Authorized Version "riotous men;" Revised Version, "gluttonous." Matt. 11:19, Luke 7:34, Greek phagos, given to eating, gluttonous.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
His sales are big and he's a glutton for work.
Which means, unless you're an unrepentant glutton, viewing choices must be made.
Perhaps I'm forgetful or a glutton for punishment.
It's just embarrassing to think like a glutton.
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