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gastronome

[gas-truh-nohm]
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noun
  1. a connoisseur of good food; gourmet; epicure.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for gastronomist

gastronome

gastronomer (ɡæsˈtrɒnəmə) or gastronomist

noun
  1. 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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