Etymologie [ 'gl&-t&n ] (noun.) 13th century. Old English glotoun, glotun, French glouton, from Latin gluto, glutto. Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.