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1[with adjective or noun modifier] A person or animal who consumes food in a specified way or of a specified kind:‘I'm still a big eater’
- ‘The list of main courses offered something for everyone - big eaters and small, vegetarians and carnivores.’
- ‘He is a compulsive eater; consuming all he can to fill the void within him that food really can't fill.’
- ‘If you don't eat meat or fish, but are happy to tuck into dairy products and eggs, you are a lacto-ovo-vegetarian - and the most common type of vegetarian eater.’
- ‘It revealed whoever made it was not a great vegetable eater but consumed large amounts of meat and grain.’
- ‘The courses are sized small, but leave even big eaters satisfied.’
- ‘While eating well is a term used to compliment big eaters, eating properly entails replenishing energy resources.’
- ‘She is a slow thoughtful eater and I gulp my food down but other than that we had lots in common.’
- ‘Rosies are voracious eaters, consuming almost anything and everything.’
- ‘As for my brothers, well I have four of them and they're all big eaters.’
- ‘It wasn't intentional; she just wasn't a big eater.’
- ‘You just have to try and fit it in - and I'm a big eater!’
- ‘Canadians are ‘big eaters,’ with meat portions in particular dominating the Canadian meal.’
- ‘As a big and fussy eater, I found the whole thing tortuous.’
- ‘And even the most fastidious eaters today are probably consuming gene-altered food against their will.’
- ‘If our forbears were big eaters, or if we were fed a lot in childhood, our needs will be greater.’
- ‘Unlike most heavyweights, is a picky eater, no spicy foods.’
- ‘If you start with a book like this one, chances are you won't need that picky eater chapter at all.’
- ‘Most chronic arthritis patients are heavy eaters and often take food furnishing 3,500 to 4,000 calories.’
- ‘Those Willett boys didn't get that big by being fussy eaters surely?’
- ‘My picky eater son isn't much into trying new things.’
2British informal An eating apple.
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