Definition of trencherman in English:


Line breaks: trench¦er|man
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɛn(t)ʃəmən

noun (plural trenchermen)

[usually with adjective] humorous
  • A person who eats in a specified manner, typically heartily: a doughty trencherman who gives the Simpson’s beef trolley a good run for its money
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    • They had prepared a special menu for the opening, obviously with true trenchermen in mind.
    • Austrians are famous trenchermen, and are not known for holding back when the dinner gong sounds.
    • You were always a fastidious trencherman, and struck fear into the hearts of many a maître d' and wine waiter, but when they knew you, they adored you.

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