Trencher-man

Trench´er-man


n.1.A feeder; a great eater; a gormandizer.
2.A cook.
The skillfulest trencher-men of Media.
- Sir P. Sidney.
3.A table companion; a trencher mate.
References in classic literature ?
Wagg, the celebrated wit, and a led captain and trencher-man of my Lord Steyne, was caused by the ladies to charge her; and the worthy fellow, leering at his patronesses and giving them a wink, as much as to say, "Now look out for sport," one evening began an assault upon Becky, who was unsuspiciously eating her dinner.