trencherman

noun
tren·​cher·​man | \ ˈtren-chər-mən How to pronounce trencherman (audio) \

Definition of trencherman

1 : a hearty eater
2 archaic : hanger-on, sponger

First Known Use of trencherman

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trencherman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trencherman. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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