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 gastronomist

Historical Examples of gastronomist

  • I never heard anything about his war service, but I do know that as a gastronomist his reputation is European.

    The Motor Pirate

    George Sidney Paternoster

British Dictionary definitions for gastronomist


gastronomer (ɡæsˈtrɒnəmə) or gastronomist


less common words for gourmet
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Word Origin and History for gastronomist



1823, from French gastronome, a back-formation from gastronomie (see gastronomy). Alternative gastronomer is recorded from 1820.

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