en·​tou·​rage | \ ˌän-tu̇-ˈräzh How to pronounce entourage (audio) \

Definition of entourage

1 : one's attendants or associates

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Synonyms for entourage


cortege (also cortège), following, posse, retinue, suite, tail, train

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Examples of entourage in a Sentence

the President and his entourage the gaggle of hangers-on that passes for the rock star's entourage

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Members of Bouteflika's entourage refuse to discuss Benflis and accuse him of betraying the president. Aomar Ouali, Fox News, "Algeria: Impasse over president's plans muddies 2019 race," 4 Apr. 2018 On Thursday, a high-level U.S. delegation led by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is scheduled to hold two days of talks with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and his entourage. Bob Davis, WSJ, "China, U.S. Seek Broad Outline of a Trade Pact This Week," 12 Feb. 2019 Huawei is facing off with the American entourage on familiar territory. Dan Strumpf, WSJ, "U.S.-Huawei Fight to Take Center Stage at Trade Show," 22 Feb. 2019 With 15 bands, live animal entourages, specialty vehicles (what says Christmas more than the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile?), giant floats and balloons and more, the parade runs about 90 minutes. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What to do in Milwaukee this weekend: Nov. 17-19," 16 Nov. 2017 This excursion is standard first lady diplomacy — a way of encouraging friendly relations between the US and the countries hosting Melania and her entourage. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Melania Trump wore an Out of Africa-esque outfit during a trip to Kenya, complete with a pith helmet.," 5 Oct. 2018 The president and his entourage escaped largely unharmed, but for many, this incident introduced the idea of the potential threat from drones outside war zones. Ulrike Franke, The Verge, "The Caracas drone attack won’t be the last of its kind," 17 Aug. 2018 Inter are reportedly set to meet with Icardi and his entourage on July 9 to discuss his future, with his current contract expiring in the summer of 2021. SI.com, "Inter Preparing to Offer Striker Mauro Icardi New Deal Amid Interest from European Giants," 7 July 2018 The feud turned physical when the artists and their entourages were involved in an altercation during The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia earlier in June. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Lil Uzi Vert Takes Aim at Rich the Kid on 03 Greedo's 'Never Bend' Remix: Listen," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of entourage

circa 1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for entourage

French, from Middle French, from entourer to surround, from entour around, from en in (from Latin in) + tour circuit — more at turn

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English Language Learners Definition of entourage

: a group of people who go with and assist an important person

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