accoster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

accost +‎ -er

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accoster (plural accosters)

  1. One who accosts somebody.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a- +‎ Old French coste +‎ -er. Old French coste has become côte in modern French.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.kɔs.te/
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Verb[edit]

accoster

  1. (intransitive, nautical) to come ashore
    Synonym: arriver
  2. (transitive) to lay something next to another object
    Synonym: juxtaposer
  3. (transitive, by extension, slightly derogatory) to approach someone; to interrupt someone (especially a stranger, in the street)
    Synonym: aborder
    • 2016, Mathilde Ramadier; Alberto Madrigal, Berlin 2.0, Futuropolis, →ISBN, page 51:
      A Berlin on peut s'habiller comme on veut. Vraiment comme on veut. Les mecs ne sont pas macho. Quand on se prend une remarque au vol ou qu'on se fait accoster par un type lourd, c'est qu'il est italien, espagnol ou français…
      In Berlin you can dress as you like. Really however you like. The dudes aren't macho. When you get a passing remark or you're accosted by a heavy guy, it's because he's Italian, Spanish, or French…

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