subentry

noun

sub·​en·​try ˈsəb-ˌen-trē How to pronounce subentry (audio)
: an entry (as in a catalog or an account) made under a more general entry

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subentry was in 1851

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“Subentry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subentry. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

subentry

noun

sub·​en·​try ˈsəb-ˌen-trē How to pronounce subentry (audio)
: an entry (as in a catalog) made under a more general entry
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