toastmaster

noun
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

Examples of toastmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, SFChronicle.com, 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 Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, 2 July 2017

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First Known Use of toastmaster

1749, in the meaning defined above

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“Toastmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toastmaster. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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toastmaster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toastmaster

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

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