gourmandism

gourmand

[goor-mahnd, goor-muhnd]
noun
1.
a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess.
2.
a gourmet; epicure.
Also, gormand.


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

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

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gourmand
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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