G is for Gargantua
These days, this word is mostly used as an adjective, gargantuan, to mean something enormous. It also has the specific sense of someone with a vast appetite for food.
The word was coined in the sixteenth century by the French writer Rabelais. Gargantua was a giant, the father of Pantagruel, described in a series of satirical, fantastical, outlandish and often obscene books. Among other traits, Gargantua is described as having an enormous appetite for food and drink ...
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