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gourmet

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noun gour·met \ˈgu̇r-ˌmā, gu̇r-ˈ\

Simple Definition of gourmet

  • : a person who enjoys and knows a lot about good food and wine

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gourmet

  1. :  a connoisseur of food and drink; broadly :  connoisseur 2 <a film gourmet>

gourmet

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Examples of gourmet in a sentence

  1. <food critics have to be gourmets in order to write about food in an informed way>



Origin and Etymology of gourmet

French, from Middle French, alteration of gromet boy servant, vintner's assistant, probably ultimately from Middle English grom groom


First Known Use: 1820

Synonym Discussion of gourmet

epicure, gourmet, gourmand, gastronome mean one who takes pleasure in eating and drinking. epicure implies fastidiousness and voluptuousness of taste. gourmet implies being a connoisseur in food and drink and the discriminating enjoyment of them. gourmand implies a hearty appetite for good food and drink, not without discernment, but with less than a gourmet's. gastronome implies that one has studied extensively the history and rituals of haute cuisine.

GOURMET Defined for Kids

gourmet

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noun gour·met \ˈgu̇r-ˌmā\

Definition of gourmet for Students

  1. :  a person who appreciates fine food and drink





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