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Apr 7, 2011
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Words borrowed from French

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soubrette
beau geste
volte-face
entrepot
gris-gris

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entrepot

PRONUNCIATION:
(AHN-truh-po)

MEANING:
noun: A place, such as a warehouse, port, or trading center, to which goods are brought for distribution to other parts of the world.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French entrepôt (warehouse), from entreposer (to store), from entre (among) + poser (to place). Earliest documented use: 1721.

USAGE:
"Jerusalem is a city that has never made anything but history. It is not an entrepot, a manufactory, a place of finance, or a crossroads."
Barnaby Rogerson; Holy City, Murky History; The Independent (London, UK); Jan 21, 2011.

See more usage examples of entrepot in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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