noun glut·ton \ˈglə-tən\

: a person who eats too much

: someone who wants a large amount of something

Full Definition of GLUTTON

a :  one given habitually to greedy and voracious eating and drinking
b :  one that has a great capacity for accepting or enduring something <a glutton for punishment>
:  wolverine 1a

Examples of GLUTTON

  1. <he's such a glutton that he ate the whole cake>

Origin of GLUTTON

Middle English glotoun, from Anglo-French glutun, glotun, from Latin glutton-, glutto; akin to Latin gluttire to swallow, gula throat, Old English ceole
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with GLUTTON

GLUTTON Defined for Kids


noun glut·ton \ˈglə-tən\

Definition of GLUTTON for Kids

:  a person or animal that overeats
glut·ton·ous \ˈglə-tə-nəs\ adjective


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