Gluttony (See also Greed.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Gluttony (See also Greed.)


  1. Belch, Sir Toby gluttonous and lascivious fop. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
  2. Biggers, Jack one of the best known “feeders” of eighteenth-century England. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 377]
  3. Ciacco Florentine damned to the third circle of Hell for gluttony. [Ital. Lit.: Dante Inferno]
  4. crab loves to devour oysters. [Medieval Animal Symbolism: White, 210–211]
  5. Dagwood relieves tensions by making and eating gargantuan sandwiches. [Comics: “Blondie” in Horn, 118]
  6. Fat Freddy character who loves food more than anything else. [Comics: “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” in Horn, 239–240]
  7. Gargantua enormous eater who ate salad lettuces as big as walnut trees. [Fr. Lit.: Brewer Handbook, 406]
  8. Gastrolaters people worshiped food in the form of Manduce. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
  9. hedgehog attribute of gourmandism personified. [Animal Symbolism: Hall, 146]
  10. Jones, Nicely Nicely Damon Runyon’s Broadway glutton. [Am. Lit. and Drama: Guys and Dolls]
  11. Jughead character renowned for his insatiable hankering for hamburgers. [Comics: “Archie” in Horn, 87]
  12. Laphystius epithet of Zeus, meaning “gluttonous.” [Gk. Myth. Zimmerman, 292–293]
  13. Lucullus Roman epicure chiefly remembered for his enormous consumption of food. [Rom. Hist.: Payton, 406]
  14. lupin traditional symbol of voracity. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
  15. Manduce idol worshiped by the Gastrolaters. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
  16. Pantagruel son of Gargantua noted for his continual thirst. [Fr. Lit.: Jobes, II, 1234]
  17. Snorkel, Sergeant character devoted to God, country, and belly. [Comics: “Beetle Bailey” in Horn, 106 ]
  18. Sobakevitch huge, bearlike landowner astonishes banquet guests by devouring an entire sturgeon. [Russ. Lit.: Gogol Dead Souls]
  19. Stivic, Michael “Meathead” Archie’s son-in-law; has insatiable appetite. [TV: “All in the Family” in Terrace, I, 47]
  20. Willey, Walter servant who achieved fame through his public gluttony. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 378]
  21. Wimpy, J. Wellington Popeye’s companion, a corpulent dandy with a tremendous capacity for hamburgers. [Comics: “Thimble Theater” in Horn, 657–658]
  22. Winnie-the-Pooh lovable, bumbling devourer of honey. [Children’s Lit.: Winnie-the-Pooh]
  23. Wood, Nicholas his gastronomic abilities inspired poems and songs; at one historic sitting, he consumed all the edible meat of a sheep. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 378]
  24. Wood, Willy “ate up cream cheese, roast beef, piecrust”; incessant eater. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 158]
  25. Yogi Bear character with insatiable appetite; always stealing picnic baskets from visitors to Jellystone Park. [Am. Comics: Misc.; TV: Terrace, II, 448–449]