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Definition of "deipnosophist" []

  • 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."