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



    BrE BrE//ˈɡlʌtn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlʌtn//
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  1. 1(disapproving) a person who eats too much
  2. 2glutton for punishment/work a person who enjoys doing difficult or unpleasant tasks Being a glutton for punishment, I decided to climb all three peaks in one day. She’s a glutton for tough challenges.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French gluton, from Latin glutto(n-) related to gluttire ‘to swallow’, gluttus ‘greedy’, and gula ‘throat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glutton