en·​tre·​pôt | \ ˈäⁿ(n)-trə-ˌpō How to pronounce entrepôt (audio) \

Definition of entrepôt

: an intermediary center of trade and transshipment

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Free trade, openness, security and predictable rules have turned the pearl-fishing village into one of the world’s great entrepots. The Economist, "Do buyHow Dubai became a model for free trade, openness and ambition," 21 June 2018 Dubai, an Arabian Peninsula entrepot, long has been a favorite port of call for those skirting the law. Washington Post, "Report describes Dubai real estate as money-laundering haven," 12 June 2018 For the world’s great corporate entrepots, this is bad news. The Economist, "Corporate citizens of somewhere," 22 Mar. 2018 And as China's economic power expands, the little entrepot is well positioned to keep rising. Scott Lanman, Bloomberg.com, "Never Mind the Chewing Gum, Singapore is Global Trade Colossus," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of entrepôt

1758, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for entrepôt

French, from Middle French entrepost, from entreposer to put between, from entre- inter- + poser to pose, put

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