gourmet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French gourmet, from Middle French gourmet, from Old French groumet (wine broker, valet in charge of wines, servant) from Old French grommes (manservant), of Germanic origin, akin to Middle English grom, grome (boy, valet, servant), of unknown origin, perhaps from Old English *grōma (male child, boy, youth) from Old English grōwan (to grow). More at groom.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɡʊɹˈmeɪ/, /ˈɡʊɹmeɪ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡʊəmeɪ/, /ˈɡɔːmeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Adjective[edit]

gourmet (not comparable)

  1. (of food and drink) Fine; of superior quality. [from 1820]
    We need to go to the gourmet grocery store to get the exotic ingredients for this recipe.
    The restaurant offered gourmet coffee and cigars after the meal.

Usage notes[edit]

Gourmet has become somewhat debased by marketing usage, and is considered by some a pretentious middlebrow term. Such users tend to prefer terms such as artisanal (emphasizing the craft) for fine food.

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Noun[edit]

gourmet (plural gourmets)

  1. A connoisseur in eating and drinking; someone who takes their food seriously.

Usage notes[edit]

Gourmet emphasizes interest in quality of food and enjoyment of eating, sometimes to an obsessive degree: someone who “lives to eat rather than eating to live”. By contrast, a gourmand is someone more interested in quantity of food than quality.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣuːrˈmɛt/, /ɡuːrˈmɛt/

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French gourmet.

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Noun[edit]

gourmet m (plural gourmets, diminutive gourmetje n)

  1. a person of refined palate for food and drink, a gourmet, a foodie
  2. a kind of festive meal, similar to raclette or Chinese hot pot, prepared at the table by the diners in individual pots heated by a raclette grill
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

gourmet

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of gourmetten
  2. imperative of gourmetten

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gourmet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡurmeː/, [ˈɡurme̞ː]
  • Hyphenation: gour‧met

Adjective[edit]

gourmet

  1. Alternative form of gurmee

Declension[edit]

Inflection of gourmet (Kotus type 22/parfait, no gradation)
nominative gourmet gourmet’t
genitive gourmet’n gourmet’iden
gourmet’itten
partitive gourmet’ta gourmet’ita
illative gourmet’hen gourmet’ihin
singular plural
nominative gourmet gourmet’t
accusative nom. gourmet gourmet’t
gen. gourmet’n
genitive gourmet’n gourmet’iden
gourmet’itten
partitive gourmet’ta gourmet’ita
inessive gourmet’ssa gourmet’issa
elative gourmet’sta gourmet’ista
illative gourmet’hen gourmet’ihin
adessive gourmet’lla gourmet’illa
ablative gourmet’lta gourmet’ilta
allative gourmet’lle gourmet’ille
essive gourmet’na gourmet’ina
translative gourmet’ksi gourmet’iksi
instructive gourmet’in
abessive gourmet’tta gourmet’itta
comitative gourmet’ine

Noun[edit]

gourmet

  1. Alternative form of gurmee

Declension[edit]

Inflection of gourmet (Kotus type 22/parfait, no gradation)
nominative gourmet gourmet’t
genitive gourmet’n gourmet’iden
gourmet’itten
partitive gourmet’ta gourmet’ita
illative gourmet’hen gourmet’ihin
singular plural
nominative gourmet gourmet’t
accusative nom. gourmet gourmet’t
gen. gourmet’n
genitive gourmet’n gourmet’iden
gourmet’itten
partitive gourmet’ta gourmet’ita
inessive gourmet’ssa gourmet’issa
elative gourmet’sta gourmet’ista
illative gourmet’hen gourmet’ihin
adessive gourmet’lla gourmet’illa
ablative gourmet’lta gourmet’ilta
allative gourmet’lle gourmet’ille
essive gourmet’na gourmet’ina
translative gourmet’ksi gourmet’iksi
instructive gourmet’in
abessive gourmet’tta gourmet’itta
comitative gourmet’ineen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French gourmet, from Old French groumet (wine broker, valet in charge of wines, servant) from Old French grommes (manservant), from Middle English grom, grome (boy, valet, servant) of unknown origin, perhaps from Old English *grōma (male child, boy, youth) from Old English grōwan (to grow). More at groom.

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Noun[edit]

gourmet m (plural gourmets)

  1. (of wines) a wine expert, especially one who is adept at determining the label, date, and sundry other qualities solely by smatch
  2. (more commonly) a culinary connoisseur, gourmet

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French

Noun[edit]

gourmet m, f (invariable)

  1. gourmet

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gourmet (plural gourmet, comparable)

  1. (of food) gourmet; fine

Noun[edit]

gourmet m, f (plural gourmets)

  1. gourmet (a person who appreciates good food)

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gourmet (plural gourmets)

  1. gourmet