- 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
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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
The Parisian is without a rival as an epicure and a gastronome, and he associates no stigma with the epithet.Dumas' Paris
Well, the canon and his niece embarked on board the Gastronome, laden with all that could tempt or satisfy appetite.Luxury-Gluttony:
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
gastronomer (ɡæsˈtrɒnəmə) or gastronomist
- less common words for gourmet
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Word Origin and History for gastronome
1823, from French gastronome, a back-formation from gastronomie (see gastronomy). Alternative gastronomer is recorded from 1820.
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