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glutton1

[gluht-n] /ˈglʌt n/
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.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English glutun < Old French glouton < Latin gluttōn- (stem of gluttō), variant of glūtō glutton, akin to glūtīre to gulp down
Can be confused
gluten, glutton.
Synonyms
1. gourmand; gastronome; chowhound.

glutton2

[gluht-n] /ˈglʌt n/
noun
1.
the wolverine, Gulo gulo, of Europe.
Origin
1665-75; translation of German Vielfrass, equivalent to viel much + frass eating, derivative of fressen (of animals) to eat
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British Dictionary definitions for gluttons

glutton1

/ˈɡlʌtən/
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 something: a glutton for punishment
Derived Forms
gluttonous, adjective
gluttonously, adverb
Word Origin
C13: from Old French glouton, from Latin glutto, from gluttīre to swallow

glutton2

/ˈɡlʌtən/
noun
1.
another name for wolverine
Word Origin
C17: from glutton1, apparently translating German Vielfrass great eater
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Word Origin and History for gluttons

glutton

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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gluttons in the Bible

(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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