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Examples of gourmand in a Sentence
a finicky gourmand who vacationed in Europe every year simply for the wine
the kind of gourmand who swallows food without even pausing to taste it
Recent Examples of gourmand from the Web
Rotarian, minister,Light Bringer, gourmand, story teller and master of disguise.
Gold-medal dining This one is for the ultimate gourmands.
Warm, sweet, gourmand, sticky, like iced coffee with a few extra pumps of vanilla syrup.
The gourmand Count Musin-Pushkin fattened his calves with cream and kept them in cradles like newborns.
The scent in this gift set features a mouthwatering gourmand note of caramel and also feels fresh and airy with the addition of white musks.
Below, the tomes (that cover everything from Cuban to Turkish to Thai to bread) that will appease the most discerning gourmands on your list.
Casanova was a lawyer, priest, medic, diplomat, violinist, gambler, gourmand, con man and spy.
What all of Spring's six gourmands have in common is an interest in carrying the ideals of French food from Paris to America.
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Did You Know?
What God has plagu'd us with this gormaund guest? As this exasperated question from Alexander Pope's 18th-century translation of Homer's Odyssey suggests, being a gourmand is not necessarily a good thing. When "gourmand" began appearing in English texts in the 15th century, it was a decidedly bad thing, a synonym of "glutton" that was reserved for a greedy eater who consumed well past satiation. That negative connotation remained until English speakers borrowed the similar-sounding (and much more positive) "gourmet" from French in the 19th century. Since then, the meaning of "gourmand" has softened, so that although it still isn't wholly flattering, it now suggests someone who likes good food in large quantities rather than a slobbering glutton.
Origin and Etymology of gourmand
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of gourmand
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Definition of gourmand for English Language Learners
: a person who loves to eat and drink : a person who eats and drinks too much
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