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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GOURMET

But Nodier was far from being the gourmet that Dumas supposed him to be.

He was catering for a gourmet in Furneaux, and rose to the requisite height.

Like its congeners it forms a delicate morsel to the gourmet.

Rubbish, by the way, is not good eating, but an essayist should not be a gourmet—in the country.

But, in making this confession, I am neither gourmand nor gourmet.

He was a freshman, an Etonian, a "Gourmet" and a member of the Bullingdon.

He was not, however, indifferent to the pleasures of the table and was something of a gourmet.

Jimmy's a gourmet when he orders at the Pump Room and he's trying to overawe you.

You are a gourmet, you know better about these things than I do, eh?

I should like to write a Book of Dinners—not a book for the gourmet, but a book of memories.

WORD ORIGIN

"connoisseur in eating and drinking," 1820, from French gourmet, altered (by influence of Middle French gourmant "glutton") from Old French groume, originally "wine-taster, wine merchant's servant" (in 13c. "a lad generally"), of uncertain origin. As an adjective from 1900. Cf. gourmand.

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bon vivant

nounone who lives well
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