Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
noun pl. trenchermen
- an eater; esp., a person who eats much and heartily
- Archaic a person who frequents a patron's table; parasite; hanger-on
Origin: from trencher
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A hearty eater.
- Archaic One who frequents another's table; a hanger-on or parasite.