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

Definition of entourage

1 : one's attendants or associates

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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
Recent Examples on the Web For some members of Macartney’s entourage, however, the most striking aspect of the audience was musical. Larry Wolff, The New York Review of Books, "What China Sounded Like," 8 Sep. 2020 The public wore face masks, but the pope and his entourage didn’t. ... Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "Pope Francis Holds First Public Audience Since Lockdown," 2 Sep. 2020 It is being held with strict health protocols in place, with teams facing expulsion if two or more of their entire entourage, including riders and support staff, test positive for Covid-19. Paul Gittings, CNN, "Norway's Alexander Kristoff recovers from crash to win chaotic first stage of Tour de France," 29 Aug. 2020 The circle broke up and Tom’s entourage whisked him away, at which point Patricia and I were allowed to scoop up Nickey, who couldn’t stop talking about the fight. Longreads, "Violence Girl," 10 Aug. 2020 His own family, and their entourage, were grasping. The Economist, "Too many setbacks A historian sets out to explain Spain’s tumultuous past," 20 June 2020 Tom just sat at a small table near the front of the stage with his entourage and didn’t immediately respond, but the gauntlet had been thrown. Longreads, "Violence Girl," 10 Aug. 2020 The Air Force is currently paying for the construction of two new Air Force One airplanes, specially modified Boeing 747s designed to carry the President of the United States and his or her entourage. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Engine That Will Make Air Force One Hypersonic," 7 Aug. 2020 In the 14th century, the ruler of the Malian empire Mansa Musa and his entourage lived in the Southern Cemetery during a stopover en route to Mecca, giving away such fabulous amounts of gold that Egypt's currency plunged. Lee Keath, Star Tribune, "Highways raise alarm in Cairo's historic City of the Dead," 31 July 2020

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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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The first known use of entourage was circa 1834

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10 Sep 2020

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“Entourage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entourage. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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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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