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Someone who likes to enjoy themself

connoisseur

noun

someone who knows a lot about a particular thing and enjoys it a lot

hedonist

noun

someone who believes that pleasure is very important, and who tries to spend all their time doing things that they enjoy

gourmet

noun

someone who knows a lot about good food and wine

gourmand

noun

someone who enjoys good food and wine

bon vivant

noun

someone who enjoys spending time with other people, eating good food, drinking expensive wine, etc.

gadabout

noun

someone who goes from place to place enjoying themselves, especially when they should be doing something else

bum

noun

someone who spends all their time doing an activity or being in a place they enjoy

voluptuary

noun

someone who enjoys physical pleasures, especially sexual pleasure, and expensive possessions

epicure

noun

someone who enjoys good food and drink

sybarite

noun

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