• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Toast-master the master and announcer of toasts at public dinners
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. toster—L. tostus, roasted, pa.p. of torrēre.


In literature:

Buyck, it is for you to give the first toast; give us your master's health.
"Egmont" by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The toasts duly honoured, James Moore, by prescriptive right as Master of Kenmuir, rose to answer.
"Bob, Son of Battle" by Alfred Ollivant
Yes, it was high time for a toast-master to recognize the importance of the babies.
"Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Yes, it was high time for a toast-master to recognize the importance of the babies.
"Mark Twain's Speeches" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Toast-master bawled for silence.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
J. W. Simonton, of the Associated Press, was toast-master.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Then they drink the toast of "The Master" and go home in omnibuses.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 24, 1920." by Various
The Secretary was introduced by the toast-master, Hon.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O" by Various
When eleven o'clock came the master of ceremonies announced the toast, To Our Absent Brothers!
"Roughing it De Luxe" by Irvin S. Cobb
Thereupon Monpavon proposed a toast to the master of the house, thanking him for his little party.
"The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet

In news:

Bartholomew and Fats Domino were the toast of an American Music Masters tribute concert Saturday, Nov 13, 2010, at PlayhouseSquare's Palace Theatre.
Become a toast master during a whiskey tour of Ireland.