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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Tuesday 15th June 2021
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degust (verb) di-GUST

To taste, relish.

Jack and Grace Lamb opened Degustation in April, next to their upscale sushi restaurant, Jewel Bako; while the O.E.D. says that “degust” means “to taste attentively,” and, in French, a menu dégustation is a tasting menu, this spot might be better described as sushi-does-tapas.

Leo Carey, The New Yorker, 19 June 2006. The New Yorker

Now, if the soupe au vin had been known in Troy, it is clear that in declining vinum merum upon that score, he would have added in the hexameter, 'But a soupe au vin, madam, I will degust, and gratefully.'

Charles Reade, The Cloister and the Hearth. Amazon

Vahe Gérard, president of his family's small but globally recognized cigar shop in Geneva, proffers this prediction: "We will have fewer and fewer smokers, but we will have more and more people who degust, who really taste with enjoyment".

Press release, Gérard Père et fils. Gérard Père et fils

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