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gastronome

[gas-truh-nohm]
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noun
  1. a connoisseur of good food; gourmet; epicure.
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Also gas·tron·o·mer [ga-stron-uh-mer] /gæˈstrɒn ə mər/, gas·tron·o·mist.

Origin of gastronome

1815–25; < French, back formation from gastronomie gastronomy
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Examples from the Web for gastronome

Historical Examples

  • A gastronome of the old school who preserves the simple tastes and adheres to the natural diet of the pre-pork period.

    The Devil's Dictionary

    Ambrose Bierce

  • The Parisian is without a rival as an epicure and a gastronome, and he associates no stigma with the epithet.

    Dumas' Paris

    Francis Miltoun

  • Well, the canon and his niece embarked on board the Gastronome, laden with all that could tempt or satisfy appetite.

  • In Sir Kenelm's receipts for cookery the gastronome would find something to amuse him, and more to arouse his horror.

    A Book about Doctors

    John Cordy Jeaffreson


British Dictionary definitions for gastronome

gastronome

gastronomer (ɡæsˈtrɒnəmə) or gastronomist

noun
  1. less common words for gourmet
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Word Origin and History for gastronome

n.

1823, from French gastronome, a back-formation from gastronomie (see gastronomy). Alternative gastronomer is recorded from 1820.

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