entry word


: a word or term often in distinctive type placed at the beginning of an entry (as in a dictionary) : headword

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of entry word was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Entry word.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entry%20word. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

entry word

: a word entered in a list or book
especially : a word in boldface type that is being explained in a dictionary
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