Meaning of “eater” in the English Dictionary

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eaternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈiː.tər/ us /ˈiː.t̬ɚ/

someone who eats a particular amount or type of food, eats in a particular way, or has a particular attitude towards food:

Picky/fussy eaters like bland food.
They seriously think they can win meat eaters over to vegetarianism.
a big/good/small eater

Examples from literature

  • He come to be the cook he was because he was a big eater. 
  • I am a great eater myself and I hope you will not let me eat alone. 
  • I think he was the champion eater of the world. 
  • She is a good eater, tough, hardy, and a good worker,—in every way a first-class mule. 
  • They're hearty eaters, ain't they? 

(Definition of “eater” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)