sim·​u·​la·​cre ˈsim-yə-ˌlā-kər How to pronounce simulacre (audio)

Word History


Middle English simulacre, semylacre "image, representation, idol," borrowed from Anglo-French simulacre, borrowed from Latin simulācrum "likeness, simulacrum"

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of simulacre was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Simulacre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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