gastronome

[gas-truh-nohm]

noun

a connoisseur of good food; gourmet; epicure.

Nearby words

  1. gastrology,
  2. gastrolysis,
  3. gastromalacia,
  4. gastromegaly,
  5. gastromyxorrhea,
  6. gastronomer,
  7. gastronomic,
  8. gastronomy,
  9. gastroparalysis,
  10. gastroparesis

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 gastronomist

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

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British Dictionary definitions for gastronomist

gastronome

gastronomer (ɡæsˈtrɒnəmə) or gastronomist

noun

less common words for gourmet
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Word Origin and History for gastronomist

gastronome

n.

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

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