- a person who has a hearty appetite; a heavy eater.
- Archaic. a hanger-on; parasite.
Origin of trencherman
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Historical Examples of trencherman
Not a mouse is stirring:—the old Trencherman is as still as his bowl.Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)
John P. Kennedy
Alfred, as a trencherman, was no degenerate son of such a sire.The Soul of Susan Yellam
Horace Annesley Vachell
Jimmy surpassed himself, and great was the admiration expressed for his ability as a trencherman.The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice
Taking him all round, the German as a trencherman stands pre-eminent among the nations of the earth.Three Men on the Bummel
Jerome K. Jerome
His prowess as a trencherman aroused the admiration and respect of Fernolia, who waited on table.A Woman Named Smith
Marie Conway Oemler
- a person who enjoys food; hearty eater
- archaic a person who sponges on others; parasite