[ gas-truh-nohm ]
/ ˈgæs trəˌnoʊm /


a connoisseur of good food; gourmet; epicure.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gastronome

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

British Dictionary definitions for gastronome


gastronomer (ɡæsˈtrɒnəmə) or gastronomist

/ (ˈɡæstrəˌnəʊm) /


less common words for gourmet
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