Definition of "toastmaster" [toast•mas•ter]

  • A man who proposes the toasts and introduces the speakers at a banquet. (noun)

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Use "toastmaster" in a sentence
  • "Some of his etymologies seem plausible: Georgian tamada 'toastmaster' from Circassian thaamáta, perhaps originally 'father of the gods'; the name of General Ermolov (who conquered part of the Caucasus for Tsar Alexander I) from Circassian yarmáhl 'Armenian' (though I'll have to check Unbegaun to see if there's a more convincing etymology)."
  • "I haven't really mentioned it on the blog here, but I am going to be the toastmaster at MileHiCon in Denver next weekend, October 23rd through 25th."
  • "Each meeting has a set agenda, and members are assigned jobs such as toastmaster that night's emcee, evaluator and timekeeper."