What is meant by 'paraphernalia'? This is where I came across this word: The trains(in a country)contain the essential paraphernalia of the culture. Thanks:)
Feb 13, 2012 2:33 PM
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Paraphernalia refers to a group of items or equipment that either belong to a certain person (or a group of people) or are necessary for a certain task. If a woman is carrying her makeup kit, with all its various items, she would be taking her paraphernalia for grooming. A set of tools and equipment that an electrician carries for his job would be his paraphernalia.
February 13, 2012
Items. That simple. In this case, paraphernalia is items of a culture. This word, in the USA is most commonly used in the term drug paraphernalia. This is items dealing with drugs. But outside of this, it is just "stuff."
February 13, 2012
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