trencherman [tren-cher-muh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural trench·er·men.
- a person who has a hearty appetite; a heavy eater.
- Archaic. a hanger-on; parasite.
Origin of trencherman First recorded in 1580–90;+ Examples from the Web for trencherman Historical Examples of trencherman
Not a mouse is stirring:—the old Trencherman is as still as his bowl.
John P. Kennedy
Alfred, as a trencherman, was no degenerate son of such a sire.
Horace Annesley Vachell
Jimmy surpassed himself, and great was the admiration expressed for his ability as a trencherman.
Taking him all round, the German as a trencherman stands pre-eminent among the nations of the earth.
Jerome K. Jerome
His prowess as a trencherman aroused the admiration and respect of Fernolia, who waited on table.
Marie Conway Oemler
British Dictionary definitions for trencherman trencherman 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