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Definition of Glutton

  GLUTTON   noun
A person who escapes the evils of moderation by committing dyspepsia.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
??l?tn n. 1 an excessively greedy eater. 2 (often foll. by for) colloq. a person insatiably eager (a glutton for work). 3 a voracious animal Gulo gulo, of the weasel family. Also called WOLVERINE. °a glutton for punishment a person eager to take on hard or unpleasant tasks. °°gluttonize v.intr. (also -ise). gluttonous adj. gluttonously adv. [ME f. OF gluton, gloton f. L glutto -onis f. gluttire swallow, gluttus greedy]

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