Definition of accost
- He was accosted by a stranger on the street.
He was accosted by three gang members on the subway.
She was so famous that people would accost her on the street and ask for an autograph.
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First Known Use: 1567See Words from the same year
: to approach and speak to (someone) often in an angry, aggressive, or unwanted way
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