One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually with adjective A person who eats in a specified manner, typically heartily.‘a doughty trencherman who gives the Simpson's beef trolley a good run for its money’
- ‘You were always a fastidious trencherman, and struck fear into the hearts of many a maître d' and wine waiter, but when they knew you, they adored you.’
- ‘They had prepared a special menu for the opening, obviously with true trenchermen in mind.’
- ‘Austrians are famous trenchermen, and are not known for holding back when the dinner gong sounds.’
- ‘Tim is an all-encompassing trencherman, as generous to himself as he is to others.’
- ‘Then I sat back in this clean, well-lighted space, with its idealized fish-camp decor, and felt as pleased with myself as all the practiced trenchermen at surrounding tables.’
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