Gourmet -Definition

What does the word Gourmet mean in the English Language? Let’s take a look at the definition below. Also, we have provided some synonyms or similar words.


UK  /ˈɡɔː.meɪ/ 

UK Pronunciation

US  /ˈɡʊr.meɪ/

US Pronunciation


A Gourmet is a connoisseur of fine food and drink. is a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink, or haute cuisine, which is characterized by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses.[1]

adjective[ before noun ] (of food quality)

Gourmet food is any food of high quality and/or rarity, crafted to deliver exquisite taste and presented in a pleasing fashion. Ingredients that are rare or hard to cultivate on one continent, thus considered gourmet, can be common on another.[2]

Gourmet Synonyms:

  • gastronome
  • epicure
  • epicurean
  • connoisseur
  • bon vivant
  • bon viveur
  • foodie

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