trencherman

noun

tren·​cher·​man ˈtren-chər-mən How to pronounce trencherman (audio)
1
: a hearty eater
2
archaic : hanger-on, sponger

Examples of trencherman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One way or another, the ensemble is a trencherman’s feast. Rand Richards Cooper, Hartford Courant, 27 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trencherman was in 1590

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“Trencherman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trencherman. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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trencherman

noun
tren·​cher·​man ˈtren-chər-mən How to pronounce trencherman (audio)
: a hearty eater

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