- a person who presides at a dinner and introduces the after-dinner speakers.
- a person who proposes or announces toasts.
Origin of toastmaster
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Examples from the Web for toastmaster
But it was Ned they wanted, because he was to be toastmaster.Frank Roscoe's Secret
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
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
- a person who introduces after-dinner speakers, proposes or announces toasts, etc, at public or formal dinners
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