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(Rhetoric) rare a person who is a master of dinner-table conversation
[C17: from Greek deipnosophistai, title of a Greek work by Athenaeus (3rd century), describing learned discussions at a banquet, from deipnon meal + sophistai wise men; see sophist]
deipnosophist- If you are skilled at table talk, you are a deipnosophist.
See also related terms for skilled.