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Definition of "trencher-man" [trench•er-man]

  • A feeder; a great eater; a gormandizer. (noun)
  • A cook. (noun)
  • A table companion; a trencher mate. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "trencher-man" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Wagg, the celebrated wit, and a led captain and trencher-man of my Lord Steyne, was caused by the ladies to charge her; and the worthy fellow, leering at his patronesses and giving them a wink, as much as to say, “Now look out for sport,” one evening began an assault upon Becky, who was unsuspiciously eating her dinner."
  • "To be the servant and companion of a fugitive, a soldier, and a murderer rolled in one -- to live by stratagems, disguises, and false names, in an atmosphere of midnight and mystery so thick that you could cut it with a knife -- was really, I believe, more dear to him than his meals, though he was a great trencher-man and something of a glutton besides."
  • "He was a very valiant trencher-man; and yet he could not have been said to love eating for eating's sake."