gourmand [goo r-mahnd, goo r-muh nd] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess. a gourmet; epicure. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Also gormand. Origin of gourmand 1400–50; late Middle English gourmaunt Old French gormant a gluttonRelated formsgour·mand·ism, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gourmandism Historical Examples of gourmandism

  • His gourmandism was a highly agreeable trait; and to hear him talk of roast-meat was as appetizing as a pickle or an oyster.

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  • As soon as he had appeased his appetite, or his gourmandism, he went to look to the economy of the establishment.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for gourmandism gourmand gormand noun a person devoted to eating and drinking, esp to excess Derived Formsgourmandism, nounWord Origin for gourmand C15: from Old French gourmant, of uncertain origin Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for gourmandism gourmand n.

    late 15c., “glutton,” from Middle French gourmant “glutton,” originally an adj., “gluttonous,” of uncertain origin. Not connected with gourmet. Meaning “one fond of good eating” is from 1758.

    The gourmand is one whose chief pleasure is eating; but a gourmet is a connoisseur of food and wines. In England the difference is this: a gourmand regards quantity more than quality, a gourmet quality more than quantity. [Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase and Fable,” Philadelphia, 1898] Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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