toast·​mas·​ter ˈtōs(t)-ˌma-stər How to pronounce toastmaster (audio)
: one who presides at a banquet and introduces the after-dinner speakers

Examples of toastmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Theatre Royal Drury Lane originally commissioned the Glaswegian designer to update its uniforms (based on the ensembles worn by high-society toastmasters) in 2021. Daniel Rodgers, Vogue, 14 Sep. 2023 That has not always stopped them from scouting the newly observable toastmaster-like talents of the umpire corps. Alan Blinder Maddie McGarvey, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2022 One of my bridesmaids and toastmaster, Kelly, had a drop-the-mic moment. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 3 Nov. 2022 What’s Left Coast Crime, and what was your experience being toastmaster of it in March 2020? Denise Davidson Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2020 When Mencken finally arrived, Sterling was sick in bed and unable to serve as toastmaster, and Bohemian Club members selected another writer whom Sterling despised. Gary Kamiya,, 16 Oct. 2020 Toastmasters has clubs around the world dedicated to helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Jonathan Winslow, Orange County Register, 7 Feb. 2017 His memberships included Toastmasters and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Washington Post, 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,, 2 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toastmaster was in 1749

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“Toastmaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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