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gourmet (n.)

"connoisseur in eating and drinking," 1820, from French gourmet, altered (by influence of gourmant "glutton") from Old French groume, originally "wine-taster, wine merchant's servant" (in 13c. "a lad generally"), a word of uncertain origin. As an adjective from 1900. Compare groom (n.1). For sense distinction, see gourmand.

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Definitions of gourmet from WordNet

gourmet (n.)
a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink);
Synonyms: epicure / gastronome / bon vivant / epicurean / foodie
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