Definition of glutton
1a : one given habitually to greedy and voracious eating and drinkingb : one that has a great capacity for accepting or enduring something a glutton for punishment
2 : wolverine 1a
Examples of glutton in a Sentence
he's such a glutton that he ate the whole cake
Recent Examples of glutton from the Web
This trick works because the human brain is a glutton for stories.
Is the Wheaton businessman a glutton for punishment?
Ever a glutton for controversy, Trump also met unannounced with Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, who accompanied Lavrov to the Oval Office.
Cheese by the truckload, salumi by the boatload — San Francisco’s annual Winter Fancy Food Show is a glutton’s paradise.
As befits a maker of rugged action-wear, 5.11 Tactical is a glutton for critical punishment.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
GLUTTON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of glutton for English Language Learners
: a person who eats too much
: someone who wants a large amount of something
GLUTTON Defined for Kids
Definition of glutton for Students
: a person or animal that overeats
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