trencherman

[ tren-cher-muh n ]
/ ˈtrɛn tʃər mən /
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noun, plural trench·er·men.

a person who has a hearty appetite; a heavy eater.
Archaic. a hanger-on; parasite.

Nearby words

  1. trench, richard chenevix,
  2. trenchant,
  3. trenchantly,
  4. trenchard,
  5. trencher,
  6. trenches,
  7. trend,
  8. trendelenburg position,
  9. trendelenburg's sign,
  10. trendelenburg's test

Origin of trencherman

First recorded in 1580–90; trencher + -man

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British Dictionary definitions for trencherman

trencherman

/ (ˈtrɛntʃəmən) /

noun plural -men

a person who enjoys food; hearty eater
archaic a person who sponges on others; parasite

Word Origin for trencherman

C16: from trencher 1 + man

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