trencherman

trencherman

[tren-cher-muhn]
noun, plural trenchermen.
1.
a person who has a hearty appetite; a heavy eater.
2.
Archaic. a hanger-on; parasite.

Origin:
1580–90; trencher + -man

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trencherman (ˈtrɛntʃəmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a person who enjoys food; hearty eater
2.  archaic a person who sponges on others; parasite
 
[C16: from trencher1 + man]

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