Part of speech: noun

An epicure.

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Usage examples "gourmet":

  1. If you are in Berlin and can go to the good restaurants, there you will be in danger of becoming a gourmet and losing your natural affection for cold mutton. - "Home Life in Germany", Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick.
  2. Thus it is that during the middle of November there is no regular flight, but a kind of circulation, of woodcocks, perambulating from the lower to the higher regions, and the gourmet and the sportsman fail not to stop them on their way. - "Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches", Henri de Crignelle.
  3. " The Bay Gourmet," Scotty remembered. - "The Flying Stingaree", Harold Leland Goodwin.