One of an ancient group of philosophers, who engaged in learned dialogue at meals(noun)
A person skilled at informal, across-the-table small talk(noun)
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Use "deipnosophist" in a sentence
"The word deipnosophist is derived from Greek elements meaning 'meal' and 'wise man,' so we can assume it means someone wise in mealtime conversation...it could also just mean a gastronome, but if you spout it at a dinner party, I guarantee no one will ask you to which meaning you refer... everyone else will silently be trying to figure out if you've insulted them or not."
"I think that deipnosophist is a good description of what Corey the Welldigger was not when Hannity called him about his letter to Nobama."
"The One reads the teleprompter well, but a deipnosophist he ain't."