gastronome

noun gas·tro·nome \ ˈga-strə-ˌnōm \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of gastronome

: a lover of good food; especially : one with a serious interest in gastronomy

Examples of gastronome in a Sentence

  1. gastronomes from all over make the pilgrimage to this temple of haute cuisine

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Origin and Etymology of gastronome

French, back-formation from gastronomie

Synonym Discussion of gastronome

epicure, gourmet, gourmand, gastronome mean one who takes pleasure in eating and drinking. epicure implies fastidiousness and voluptuousness of taste. gourmet implies being a connoisseur in food and drink and the discriminating enjoyment of them. gourmand implies a hearty appetite for good food and drink, not without discernment, but with less than a gourmet's. gastronome implies that one has studied extensively the history and rituals of haute cuisine.


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