Definition of gannet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡænɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡænɪt//
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  1. 1 a large bird that lives near the sea which catches fish by diving See related entries: Birds
  2. 2(British English, informal) a person who eats a lot
  3. Word Origin Old English ganot, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gent ‘gander’, also to gander.
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