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Old French glutonie, from gloton + -ie < Latin glutio, equivalent to glutton +‎ -y.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlʌ.tən.i/
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gluttony (countable and uncountable, plural gluttonies)

  1. The vice of eating to excess.
    • 1921, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in A Cuckoo in the Nest, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Company, published 1925, →OCLC:
      The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. [] Can those harmless but refined fellow-diners be the selfish cads whose gluttony and personal appearance so raised your contemptuous wrath on your arrival?

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