from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excess in eating or drinking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The vice of eating to excess.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excess in eating, or in eating and drinking; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity; luxury of the table.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. habitual eating to excess
  • n. eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)


Old French glutonie, from gloton + -ie < Latin gluto. (Wiktionary)



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