Do you like to eat and drink — I mean, really like to eat and drink? Then you might be a glutton.

We all have our favorite foods and drinks, but some people are a little more into it than others — these people are gluttons. Someone who's a glutton because they just eat too much is different from a gourmet or gourmand, who enjoys only the best food. This word also is used in phrases like "glutton for punishment," which you might say about a student who asks for extra homework.

Definitions of glutton
  1. noun
    a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
    synonyms: gourmand, gourmandizer, trencherman
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    type of:
    eater, feeder
    someone who consumes food for nourishment
  2. noun
    musteline mammal of northern Eurasia
    synonyms: Gulo gulo, wolverine
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    type of:
    mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal
    fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
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