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glutton (GLUT-n) noun

1. A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink.

2. A person with an inordinate capacity to receive or withstand something.

3. A solitary, burrowing carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo) of northern forest regions, related to the weasel and having a heavyset body, short legs, and dark fur with a bushy tail. Also called carcajou, glutton, skunk bear.

[Middle English glotoun, from Old French gloton, from Latin glutto, glutton-.]

"He was usually a great glutton, and I promised myself some diversion in half starving him." Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin: Part III, Great Works of Literature, 1 Jan 1992.

"I'm looking forward to playing with more Windows CE machines. I'm a glutton for punishment ... " David Coursey, It makes me WinCE, Computerworld, 3 Feb 1997.

This week's theme: words about people and food.


If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. -Latin proverb

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