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Definition of "paraphernalia" []

  • Personal belongings. (noun-plural)
  • The articles used in a particular activity; equipment: a photographer's paraphernalia. See Synonyms at equipment. (noun-plural)
  • A married woman's personal property exclusive of her dowry, according to common law. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paraphernalia" in a sentence
  • "Many of these restaurants will integrate paraphernalia from the history of the theater into their interior design."
  • "Just for fun the company has a chart tracking sales and, sure enough, Huckabee and McCain paraphernalia sales shot up before they took off in the polls and winning contests."
  • "Seriously: someone tell the kids enjoying the "suite life" that wearing Saints paraphernalia is not a crime."