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toastmaster

[tohst-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
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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

First recorded in 1740–50; toast2 + master
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Examples from the Web for toastmaster

Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for toastmaster

toastmaster

noun
  1. a person who introduces after-dinner speakers, proposes or announces toasts, etc, at public or formal dinners
Derived Formstoastmistress, fem n
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