[ tohst-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
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  1. a person who presides at a dinner and introduces the after-dinner speakers.

  2. a person who proposes or announces toasts.

Origin of toastmaster

First recorded in 1740–50; toast2 + master

Words Nearby toastmaster Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use toastmaster in a sentence

  • Also, of all the jolly stories told by the toastmaster, and of the fun he had had at some other entertainments.

  • President Lauman was toastmaster, and opened the banquet with an address of welcome to Senator Harrison.

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison | Benjamin Harrison
  • As toastmaster, deliver the first after-dinner remarks drawing attention to the occasion and introducing some one to speak.

    Public Speaking | Clarence Stratton
  • He called on the president of a bank, who rose totteringly and undid the toastmaster's good offices by making too long a speech.

    Gladiator | Philip Wylie
  • The toastmaster, a New York executive who had graduated from Webster twenty years before, understood the temper of his charge.

    Gladiator | Philip Wylie

British Dictionary definitions for toastmaster


/ (ˈtəʊstˌmɑːstə) /

  1. a person who introduces after-dinner speakers, proposes or announces toasts, etc, at public or formal dinners

Derived forms of toastmaster

  • toastmistress, fem n

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