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November 26, 2006

Word of the Day – trencherman

Filed under: Word of the Day — Jason Christopher Hartley @ 3:40 pm

Today’s word is in honor of another wonderfully gluttonous Thanksgiving. This word is courtesy of the Dictionary.com Word of the Day.

trench·er·man
n.

  1. A hearty eater.
  2. Archaic. One who frequents another’s table; a hanger-on or parasite.

From American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed.

Quietly, almost stealthily, Livingstone has transformed himself . . . into a knowing gourmand-about-town, whose commitment to lunch is only rivalled by that other fabulous trencherman, Fatty Soames.
— Catherine Bennett, “Vote Ken, vote polenta”, The Guardian, March 9, 2000

Expecting that the experience would be too exciting for him to find time to eat, we were amazed to watch him consume a trencherman’s breakfast, scarfing down French toast like it was going out of style.
— Sheila Rothenberg, “Disney Bridges the Generation Gap”, USA Today, March, 2001

In the space of the last five years, he fearlessly gained 40 pounds, displaying a trencherman’s appetite for life and an admirable disdain for cardiologists and Surgeon Generals whining about moderation.
— Martin Lewis, “Comb Back, Big Hair – All Is Forgiven”, Time, December 23, 2000

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