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 (găs′trə-nōm′) also gas·tron·o·mer (gă-strŏn′ə-mər)
A connoisseur of good food and drink; a gourmet. Also called gastronomist.

[French, back-formation from gastronomie, gastronomy; see gastronomy.]


(ˈɡæstrəˌnəʊm) ,




less common words for gourmet


(ˈgæs trəˌnoʊm)

also gas•tron•o•mer

(gæˈstrɒn ə mər)


a connoisseur of good food; gourmet.
[1815–25; < French, back formation from gastronomie gastronomy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gastronome - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)gastronome - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality


[ˈgæstrənəʊm] gastronomist [gæsˈtrɒnəmɪst] Ngastrónomo/a m/f


[ˈgæstrənəʊm] n (= gourmet) → gastronome mf


nFeinschmecker(in) m(f)


[ˈgæstrənəʊm] ngastronomo/a
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Now MPs and gastronome Egon Ronay are backing the Appleby family, who have vowed to fight the proposals.