trencherman
noun Date: 1590 1. a hearty eater 2. archaic hanger-on, sponger

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  • trencherman — [tren′chər mən] n. pl. trenchermen [trenchermən] [< TRENCHER1] 1. an eater; esp., a person who eats much and heartily 2. Archaic a person who frequents a patron s table; parasite; hanger on …   English World dictionary

  • trencherman — n. (pl. men) a person who eats well, or in a specified manner (a good trencherman) …   Useful english dictionary

  • trencherman — /tren cheuhr meuhn/, n., pl. trenchermen. 1. a person who has a hearty appetite; a heavy eater. 2. Archaic. a hanger on; parasite. [1580 90; TRENCHER + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • trencherman — noun /ˈtrɛnʧəmən/ A person who eats a substantial amount; a feeder, one with a healthy appetite …   Wiktionary

  • trencherman — Synonyms and related words: Brillat Savarin, Lucullus, belly god, board and roomer, boarder, bon vivant, cannibal, carnivore, connoisseur of food, consumer, cormorant, diner, diner out, eater, eater out, epicure, feeder, flesh eater, fruitarian,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • trencherman — trench·er·man || trentʃə(r)mÉ™n(r) n. hearty eater …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trencherman — noun (plural trenchermen) humorous a person who eats heartily or in a specified manner …   English new terms dictionary

  • trencherman — tren·cher·man …   English syllables

  • trencherman — trench•er•man [[t]ˈtrɛn tʃər mən[/t]] n. pl. men 1) a person who has a hearty appetite 2) archaic a hanger on; parasite • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • trencherman — /ˈtrɛntʃəmən/ (say trenchuhmuhn) noun (plural trenchermen) 1. someone who has a hearty appetite. 2. a parasite or hanger on. {trencher (defs 3 and 4) + man} …   Australian English dictionary

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