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(n) a person who eats too a lot. Origin: trencher + man. A trencher was a slice of stale bread which was cut into a square shape and used as a plate for meals. After a person was done with his eating, his trencher, which contained left-over sauces and bits of foods, was fed to either the poor or the dogs. This was a custom of the medieval times. The trencher got its name from L truncare, to cut, because a trencher was a slice cut off from a loaf of bread. Hanuman and Bheem are famous trenchermen from the Hindu mythology.

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