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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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Never had they witnessed such power of mastication, and such marvellous capacity of stomach, as in this native and uncultivated gastronome.
A gastronome of the old school who preserves the simple
The chief-justice was not above entering the chamber of council where Mariette held court; he cast the eye of a gastronome around it, and offered the advice of a past master in cookery.
PCL and Steinberg, the project s architect, previously designed the university s Gastronome and student housing residence halls.
GEORGE BAKER is a man of many talents - an actor, writer and gastronome who could give Keith Floyd a run for his money, he has published several cookery books in between acting jobs.
This isn't cheap but it makes a fun present for any gastronome and beer lover.
Ilm stars scramble for Oscars, musicians dream of a Grammy award, and restaurateurs awake each morning hoping to somehow win the praise of gastronome Egon Ronay.
Now MPs and gastronome Egon Ronay are backing the Appleby family, who have vowed to fight the proposals.
The gastronome, who founded Egon Ronay's food guides in 1957, complained that economy-class food is unacceptable.
Here, the culinary master from Stratford-upon-Avon must summon all his skill from a 35-year career as he goes head-to-head with fellow gastronome Galton Blackiston.
Gastronome Egon Ronay also came to Delia's rescue, describing her approach as "extremely useful".