You know that group of people — friends, assistants, bodyguards — that are always surrounding you everywhere you go? That's your entourage!

Entourage comes from the French word entourer, meaning “to surround,” and means "the people who surround someone." It's also pronounced like a French word, ending with the soft sound “razh” (not “rage”): "ON-too-razh." The size of a pop star's entourage might grow with every hit record she releases. You know you've really made it when your entourage won't fit in one limo.

Definitions of entourage

n the group following and attending to some important person

cortege, retinue, suite
court, royal court
the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
Type of:
assemblage, gathering
a group of persons together in one place

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