[goor-mahnd, goor-muhnd]
a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess.
a gourmet; epicure.
Also, gormand.

1400–50; late Middle English gourmaunt < Old French gormant a glutton

gourmandism, noun
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gourmand or gormand (ˈɡʊəmənd, French ɡurmɑ̃)
a person devoted to eating and drinking, esp to excess
[C15: from Old French gourmant, of uncertain origin]
gormand or gormand
[C15: from Old French gourmant, of uncertain origin]
'gourmandism or gormand

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Word Origin & History

1491, "glutton," from M.Fr. gourmant "glutton," originally an adj., "gluttonous," of uncertain origin. Not connected with gourmet. Meaning "one fond of good eating" is from 1758.
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Example sentences
Two cookbooks your favorite gourmand would be happy to find under the tree.
The restaurant caters to both the gourmand and the tree hugger.
After this indulgence, the traveling gourmand needs to burn off some calories.
Unpredictable, eloquent, a film buff and a gourmand.
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