plural -s
now dialectal
: household goods : furniture, knickknacks
often used in plural

Word History


Middle English ostelement, hustilment article of furniture, from Middle French ostillement, oustillement, from Old French ustillement, from ustil article of furniture, tool, utensil, probably from (assumed) Vulgar Latin usitilia (plural) utensils, alteration of Latin utensilia

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“Hustlement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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