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trencherman

[ tren-cher-muhn ]
/ 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.
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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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