toast·​mas·​ter | \ ˈtōs(t)-ˌma-stər How to pronounce toastmaster (audio) \

Definition of toastmaster

: one who presides at a banquet and introduces the after-dinner speakers

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Recent Examples on the Web Toastmasters has clubs around the world dedicated to helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Jonathan Winslow, Orange County Register, "Speaking volumes," 7 Feb. 2017 His memberships included Toastmasters and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Washington Post, "Local obituaries," 3 July 2017 Toastmasters event: The Lorain County Toastmasters will host an Open House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 10 at the Avon Lake Public Library. Julie A. Short/special To,, "NR schools debut new district website: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 2 July 2017

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First Known Use of toastmaster

1749, in the meaning defined above

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“Toastmaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of toastmaster

: a person who introduces the speakers at a formal occasion (such as a banquet)

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