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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

trencherman

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

n pl <-men> good/poor trenchermanguter/schlechter Esser
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References in classic literature ?
Mr Galloway was a good trencherman. At a very early date he had realized that a man who wishes to make satisfactory braces must keep his strength up.
Nor have I seen so many trencherman and women packed to closely under one roof.
| 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.
At least one good trencherman's retreat has just closed down, presumably because of the lack of my patronage.
And trencherman that I am, I somehow found room for a strawberry parfait, marinated strawberry and crisp meringue comb that was refreshing and classy.
The goose is for Tiny Tim, the turkey is for the trencherman" Radio presenter Sir Terry Wogan has a go at "celebrity" chefs "The irony is the world has changed and the Germans want to run Europe.
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.