- a person who is an adept conversationalist at table.
Origin of deipnosophist
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Historical Examples of deipnosophist
I'll apologize, Wilks, for the deipnosophist part of it, but I'll be jiggered if I'll be responsible for your nasty gastronomy.Two Knapsacks
- rare a person who is a master of dinner-table conversation
Word Origin for deipnosophist
"gourmand," 1650s, from Greek deipnosophistes "one learned in the mysteries of the kitchen," from deipnon "chief meal, dinner" (of unknown origin) + sophistes "master of a craft" (see sophist). the word has come down thanks to "Deipnosophistai," 3c. work on gastronomy by Athenaeus.