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glutton

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noun glut·ton \ˈglə-tən\

Simple Definition of glutton

  • : a person who eats too much

  • : someone who wants a large amount of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of glutton

  1. 1 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>

  2. 2 :  wolverine 1a

Examples of glutton in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology 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



GLUTTON Defined for Kids

glutton

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noun glut·ton \ˈglə-tən\

Definition of glutton for Students

  1. :  a person or animal that overeats

gluttonous

\ˈglə-tə-nəs\ adjective




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