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[gas-truh-nohm] /ˈgæs trəˌnoʊm/
a connoisseur of good food; gourmet; epicure.
Also, gastronomer
[ga-stron-uh-mer] /gæˈstrɒn ə mər/ (Show IPA),
Origin of gastronome
1815-25; < French, back formation from gastronomie gastronomy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Parisian is without a rival as an epicure and a gastronome, and he associates no stigma with the epithet.

    Dumas' Paris Francis Miltoun
  • A gastronome of the old school who preserves the simple tastes and adheres to the natural diet of the pre-pork period.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • Well, the canon and his niece embarked on board the gastronome, laden with all that could tempt or satisfy appetite.

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue
  • In Sir Kenelm's receipts for cookery the gastronome would find something to amuse him, and more to arouse his horror.

    A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson
British Dictionary definitions for gastronome


less common words for gourmet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for gastronome

1823, from French gastronome, a back-formation from gastronomie (see gastronomy). Alternative gastronomer is recorded from 1820.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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