trencherman


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trench·er·man

 (trĕn′chər-mən)
n.
1. A hearty eater.
2. Archaic One who frequently eats meals at another's table; a hanger-on.

trencherman

(ˈtrɛntʃəmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Cookery) a person who enjoys food; hearty eater
2. archaic a person who sponges on others; parasite
[C16: from trencher1 + man]

trench•er•man

(ˈtrɛn tʃər mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who has a hearty appetite.
2. Archaic. a hanger-on; parasite.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trencherman - a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excesstrencherman - a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
eater, feeder - someone who consumes food for nourishment
Translations

trencherman

[ˈtrentʃəmæn] N (trenchermen (pl)) to be a good trenchermancomer bien, tener siempre buen apetito

trencherman

n pl <-men> good/poor trenchermanguter/schlechter Esser
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Our countrymen may not be familiar with the term trencherman, but this where they can find them.
I recall another Easter occasion when I attended a lunch at which that great trencherman Roy (now Lord) Hattersley, then deputy leader of the Labour Party, was guest of honour.
The Caprese was such an institution, rumour has it even Donald Dewar, that fabled trencherman, regularly jumped down from his plinth outside the Concert Hall and made his way down the stairs for a five-courser.
And trencherman that I am, I somehow found room for a strawberry parfait, marinated strawberry and crisp meringue comb that was refreshing and classy.
AA: "It would have to be George Bernard Shaw, because I can imagine no greater pie trencherman than GBS.
Personally, I'll be happy to go back to not eating at racecourses again, taking the sensible and cheaper option of eating either before I go or when I get home, because when I go to the track I like to watch the horses, not sit down and play trencherman.
As someone who has written a bunch of cookbooks and carries a richly deserved reputation as a trencherman, I pay close attention to culinary matters.
The devil himself must have steered this weird trencherman his way to engender such melancholy thoughts.
He is also famed for being a trencherman at mealtimes, which turned him into a king-sized monster with a 54-inch waistline by middle-age.
He is also famed for being a trencherman at mealtimes, which turned him read it into a king-sized monster with a 54- inch waistline by the time he reached middle-age.
The daily specials should be more than enough for any trencherman with Sunday roasts for pounds 8.
The plastic glasses will initially be available filled with Shiraz and Chardonnay wines from southern Australia plus a Californian rose under the Trencherman brand.