Complete Definition of "deipnosophist"

English

Etymology
Greek [deipnosofisth's] [deipnon] a meal + [sofisth's] a wise man, sophist

Noun
en-noun

  1. one of an ancient group of philosophers, who engaged in learned dialogue at meals
  2. a person skilled at informal, across-the-table small talk

Quotations
And the French consider themselves quite as elegant deipnosophists as Les Anglais. - 12/02/2007, The Times, Modern Manners column 1

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