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toastmaster

[tohst-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈtoʊstˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
noun
1.
a person who presides at a dinner and introduces the after-dinner speakers.
2.
a person who proposes or announces toasts.
Origin of toastmaster
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50; toast2 + master
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  • But it was Ned they wanted, because he was to be toastmaster.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • He consented, and I arranged the matter with the toastmaster.

    Shadow and Light

    Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
  • Sid Henderson will be toastmaster, on account of his great work.

    Batting to Win Lester Chadwick
  • But, believe me, Mr. toastmaster, I deeply appreciate your effort.

    The Carleton Case Ellery H. Clark
  • And speakers should cooperate with the toastmaster and with each other to that end.

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
  • James had just returned from a class banquet where he had been the toastmaster.

    The Vision Spendid William MacLeod Raine
  • It was presided over by the veteran author and publisher, Henry Holt, who nominated Mr. Carnegie as toastmaster.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
  • We have with us this evening—that's the way the toastmaster usually starts in, isn't it?

    The Bachelors William Dana Orcutt
  • We were about to begin dinner when the toastmaster said: "Just a minute; there ought to be a little ceremony."

    Mark Twain's Speeches Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • In the meantime, the toastmaster pushed about the bottle, and a more noisy or regardless company could hardly be.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
British Dictionary definitions for toastmaster

toastmaster

/ˈtəʊstˌmɑːstə/
noun
1.
a person who introduces after-dinner speakers, proposes or announces toasts, etc, at public or formal dinners
Derived Forms
toastmistress, noun:feminine
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